Computer-generated citations are not guaranteed to be correct and should always be double-checked for accuracy and completeness. Consult your APA manual or your professor for clarifications.
EasyBib, EndNote Web, and Mendeley can help you to store the citations you find during your research.
They all make it easy to format a works cited list. Which is best for you? It depends on what you need in a citation tool.
|If you need to...||Use||Because|
|Cite a few sources in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian||EasyBib||You don't have to set up an account or import records to create citations.|
|Easily import citations from websites||EasyBib, Mendeley||EasyBib, paste in a web address and fill out the form to create a citation. Mendeley has a plug in to capture website information.|
|Share citations with a group||Mendely, EasyBib, Endnote Web||Each has a mechanism for sharing with a group.|
Consider the following:
|2 GB Free - must purchase desktop version for additional storage.||
2 GB Free - with option to purchase additional storage.
|Web-based||yes||yes||yes + desktop version|
|Use on multiple computers||yes||yes||yes|
|Import from databases||no||yes||yes|
|Import from websites||copy URL and fill out form||yes||yes|
|Link to PDFs||no||yes||yes|
|Citation styles available||MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian,
ASA, AMA, CSE, ACS, Harvard.
Wikimedia Foundation. Comparison of Reference Management Software. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software
University of Washington Libraries. Citation Management Software. University of Washington Libraries. http://guides.lib.washington.edu/citation-tools
UW-Madison Libraries. Citation Managers Comparison Chart. UW-Madison Libraries. http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html