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Citation Makers

   Access
APA
MLA
Chicago
Scientific
 EasyBib  MyBib (free)  
   
 MyBib Pro ($8.99/year)
   
 KnightCite  Free, register to create account
 
 NoodleTools  NoodleBib Express (1 or 2 citations)
 
 SourceAid  Basic (free)
 Citation Builder Pro PE ($19.95/year)
 Zotero  Free, register to create account

 

Easybib

 Cost
  MyBib (free)  MLA only
  MyBib Pro  1 year free then $8.99 per year, as of 6/09
 Scope
. APA (5th edition Publication Manual of the APA) 
. MLA (7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers)
. 15th ed. of Chicago (7th ed. Turabian)

 Features
  MyBib . Format: MLA
  MyBib Pro . Formats: MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian
. Autocite books & Web sites
. Export to MS Word / RTF
. Cite over 50 source types
. Footnote formatting
. Parenthetical formatting

From: http://www.easybib.com/products/mybibpro

 Accuracy
Each citation is accurate if the elements are entered correctly, for example, in MLA style the entered text for the title must be capitalized (in APA the only the initial letter of the initial word in the title and subtitle need capitalization unless it is a proper noun). The exception in APA, if you enter the author's first name, it abbreviates it for you as APA requires.

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KnightCite

 Cost
 Free + Registration . Provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
. Register to save and export citations
 Scope
. APA (5th edition, Publication Manual of the APA)
. Chicago (6th edition, 1996)
. MLA (6th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers and Researchers)

KnightCite will be updated summer 2009 to reflect style changes in the Modern Language Association's
7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
 Features
. "Cite both electronic and print sources
. Easy-to-use interface for inputting citation information
. Copy/Paste formatted citation into a text editor or citation manager
. Save citations for later use
. Edit previously saved citations
. Manage multiple "Papers" as collections of citations
. Alphabetize citations in a paper
. 'Tweak' citation formatting in exception cases
. Export citations or the entire 'Paper' directly to a MS Word or RTF document"

From: http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/index.php?op=aboutus

 Accuracy
Each citation is accurate if the elements are entered correctly, for example, in MLA style the entered text for the title must be capitalized (in APA the only the initial letter of the initial word in the title and subtitle need capitalization unless it is a proper noun). The exception in APA, if you enter the author's first name, it abbreviates it for you as APA requires.

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NoodleTools

 Cost
  NoodleBib Express  free; one or two citations only
  NoodleTools  Individual Subscription rates:
   3 Months ($4), 6 months ($6), 12 months ($8) as of 6/09
 Scope
. APA
. Chicago/Turabian
. MLA
 Features

. Record, organize and synthesize information using online notecards
. Format bibliography in MLA, APA, or style
. NoodleTools responds individually to questions, answered by experts and librarians, about citations. Submit a “ticket” by clicking “Have a Question” next to any citation

 Accuracy
Each citation is accurate if the elements are entered correctly, for example, in MLA style the entered text for the title must be capitalized (in APA the only the initial letter of the initial word in the title and subtitle need capitalization unless it is a proper noun). The exception in APA, if you enter the author's first name, it abbreviates it for you as APA requires.

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SourceAid

 Cost
  Citation Builder  free edition
  Citation Builder Pro  2 weeks, $2.95; 3 months, $11.95; 12 months, $19.95, as of 6/09
 Scope
. APA
. Chicago (CMS)
. Council of Science Editors (CSE)
. MLA
 Features
  Citation Builder
  (Free Edition)
. a bibliography creator
. importing of references
. a citation guide
  Citation Builder Pro . creates bibliographies, footnotes, and endnotes
. save work to your online account
. a reference assistant for any citation style
. import references
 Accuracy
Each citation is only accurate if the elements are entered correctly, for example, in MLA style the entered text for the title must be capitalized (in APA the only the initial letter of the initial word in the title and subtitle need capitalization unless it is a proper noun). The exception in APA, if you enter the author's first name, it abbreviates it for you as APA requires.

Zotero

 Cost
 Free + Registration . "Zotero is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "
. Register to syncing the Zotero library
 Scope
. APA
. Chicago (author-date, full note, note)
. MLA
. Zotero supports over 6390 additional styles which can be found in the Zotero Style Repository.
 Features
  • Collect
  • Organize
  • Cite
  • Sync
  • Collaborate

From: http://www.zotero.org/

 Accuracy
Each citation is accurate if the elements are entered correctly, for example, in MLA style the entered text for the title must be capitalized (in APA the only the initial letter of the initial word in the title and subtitle need capitalization unless it is a proper noun). The exception in APA, if you enter the author's first name, it abbreviates it for you as APA requires.