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Citing Resources: Automatic Citation Tools

A guide to the major citation styles

Automatic citation tools

You can use either one of these tools to automatically generate citations. Both tools are free for UMW students, faculty, and staff. UMW has a paid subscription to EasyBib Academic Edition, and Zotero is always free to everyone.

Which tool should I use?

Comparison of EasyBib and Zotero
EasyBib Zotero
No login required
No download required
Save citations for later
Lots of citation styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago
Capture citations from library catalog
Capture citations from library databases
Create footnotes or parenthetical citations
Create entire bibliographies
Create title pages
Take notes
Save entire articles