Citation Tools

The Library at LWTech is your center for research on campus. We provide services and tools that can help you start your research assignment and also fortify your research skills in general. View our individual pages to get the help you need, and never hesitate to contact the Library if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one tutorial with a librarian.

For assistance in writing papers, please visit Supplemental Instruction (SI) or the Learning Lab.

Citation/Reference Resources

LWTech Library Research References / Decorative ImageCitations (references to other works in your research) are invaluable to both you as the author and your audience/readers. This list contains links to resources to help you properly cite your sources in APA, MLA, AMA, Chicago, and other styles. Below you will also find tools for generating and managing your references and citations. Please note that while many citation generators exist freely on the Internet, many of them are out of date or have not been verified for their effectiveness and accuracy.

Please visit the physical library for access to additional resources to help you with creating citations in various styles.

Citation Tools

  • MyBib: free, browser-based app for creating works cited/references pages. Designed for students. Create a free account to save your work. Supports AMA, APA 7th, and MLA 8th.
  • ZoteroBib: free browser-based tool for creating works cited/reference pages quickly.

Reference and Research Tools

  • Zotero: free browser-based and downloadable app for managing references and research. Designed for students and researchers. Includes PDF reader, file attachments, and notes functionality. Check out our Zotero Quick Guide for help.
  • Preventing Plagiarism when Writing: how to cite, paraphrase, and quote, and what is a citation, citation style, bibliography, and a footnote.

LWTech Resources

Additional Resources

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Additional Resources

Plagiarism Resources

Plagiarism is defined by Merriam Webster as "The act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person." At LWTech, committing acts of plagiarism is a serious offense and can be a detriment to your status as a student and your enrollment with the college. The library is committed to ensuring students, faculty, and other members of the academic community at LWTech get the resources and support needed when dealing with plagiarism.

In addition to offering citation support and providing instructional sessions for academic courses, librarians have compiled a list of "plagiarism prevention" resources. This list is updated regularly with new resources.

Please note: the LWTech "Avoiding Plagiarism" handout is currently under development.

Purdue OWL Plagiarism Exercises: work on examples of plagiarism and see answers.

PaperRater: check for plagiarism, grammar, and more.

On-Campus Resources

Explore other campus resources for help with citation, research, writing, and more: