Most ORU databases include features that create citations for your selected journal articles, books, ebooks, etc., to save or copy and paste into a bibliography, works cited or reference list. Always check the print style manual for complete citation formatting and punctuation.
Book Citation Tools
For an ORU book, use the "How do I Cite this?" link in the book record.
If your book is not in the ORU library catalog, search and find the title in opens new windowWorldCat.org, then click the Cite/Export link and choose a citation style.
Database Citation Tools
Once you have found an item in a database, look for a "cite" or "citation" link. For example, in EBSCO databases (shown below), use the Cite link under the Tools menu, then select the citation from the available formats.
Free Citation Management Software on the Web
The following sites generate free citations with auto-fill mode that auto-completes and formats a citation. Several provide "Plagiarism and Grammar Check" and "Citation Guides." Manual entry modes are also available. Some offer a save option with login. Always check the citation for accuracy.
- opens new windowCitation Generator - Guides users through easy text boxes to complete. Supports APA, Chicago and MLA styles.
- opens new windowKnightCite (Maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College ) - Uses MLA 8th ed., APA 6th ed., and Chicago 16th ed. (7th ed. Turabian) formats. Provides an easy citation form to fill out.
- opens new windowPitts Theology Library SBL Citation Builder - Generates citations in accordance with the opens new windowSBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Handbook of Style, Second Edition (2014).
opens new windowMendeley - "Free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research." Create a free account.
opens new windowZotero - A "free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari. See the opens new windowZotero Quick Start Guide.