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APA Citation Style, 6th edition

A guide to APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Free Citation Generators

Here are a few free citation generators you can use to help create your References page. Remember that the definitive place to go for APA citation help is the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association which is available at the Reference Desk.

  • BibMe
    BibMe is a free citation generator that produces citations and bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian styles.
  • Citation Machine
    Citation Machine is a free site that automatically produces MLA, APA, Turabian or Chicago style citations for a variety of sources (but not bibliographies). Users can copy and paste citations into Word.
  • KnightCite
    KnightCite  automatically produces MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations for 28 types of sources.
    From the Hekman Library at Calvin College.
  • NoodleTools (Highly Recommended)
    Allows users to create individual citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles that can be copied and pasted into a document. IOS andAndroid apps available that scan a book’s ISBN or lets users search by author/title, then generates a citation that can be saved to NoodleBib accoun