There are many software applications available to help you format citations and bibliographies or maintain a list of references for a research project. They may be available as:
If you use any of these tools, be sure to review the results carefully and compare to the recommendations of your style manual whenever in doubt. If you are writing for a class or for publication, your instructor or publisher is always the final authority to consult for determining which general style to use, as well as for determining the proper format for a specific citation.
The UNT Libraries make this reference management tool freely available to UNT students, faculty, and staff. It allows you to quickly gather, categorize, and store references as well as generate citations and bibliographies for research papers.
A number of subscribed and managed systems provided by the UNT Libraries can generate a citation for you. A few examples:
Free widely used reference manager with a browser add-on for Firefox. Also available as a standalone download with plugins for Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari Browsers and for both Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.
Free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
Select a citation style (APA, MLA, or Chicago) and a resource type (e.g., book, journal, musical composition) and fill in the online form to generate a properly formatted bibliographic and in-text citation.