We bring you a small compilation with 14 web services and tools to cite correctly, and thus help in the bibliography of your academic works. It is a complex process that all students of a certain level or researchers have to face, and this type of tools for students can always help them.
And as we always say at Xataka Basics, if you are a student and researcher and you know of any other tool that you think should be on this list, we invite you to leave it in the comments section. Thus, the rest of the readers will also be able to benefit from your knowledge and your tools.
It is an online word processor, something very similar to what Google Documents or Word can be through the web. However, this text editor is intended to generate citations for your referencessomething that will allow you to do in APA, MLA or Chicago Citation formats.
Its use is very easy. The first thing you need to do is choose the citation format you want to use. Once you do, paste the text you want on the web, and you select the fragment in which you want to insert the quote. This will open a popup where you will see the option to cite, and you will be guided step by step through the process.
One of the most complete and versatile pages to help you generate an online quote that you can add to your texts. To do this, it will allow you to add citations from books, web pages or papers, giving you the possibility of adding collaborators to be able to work together on the text and the citations.
The website also allows you to import and export bibliographies in multiple formats, as well as being able to share them through a single link. It also has a mobile versionso you can work on your projects whenever and wherever you want.
Cite This for Me
Born in 2010, it is one of the most veteran source citation services you will find. will offer you multiple reference styles for those cases in which you are asked for a specific one, and you will be able to choose between several types of source, such as books, web pages or even podcasts.
It is a free service, although it also offers you a premium mode without ads, saving your progress and with the possibility of downloading a bibliography in Word format. In addition, it also offers your own chrome extension as well as add-ins for Microsoft Word.
Is about a free online dating generator, which uses the MLA style of citation to help you create bibliographies and create a page with all the works you have cited. This in the free version, since if you want to use another style you will have to go to a payment method. It also includes research tools and notes.
A program to quote that has some curiosities such as a way in which you can make appointments while you write in Word in a simple way. It also allows you to insert quotes in PowerPoint slides, as well as storage of your work in the cloud to access them from anywhere.
It contains a vast catalog with hundreds of format options, although it has a negative aspect, and that is that it is not a free program. In fact, the price of your license is close to 280 euros, staying at 133 for students.
A program that will allow you to upload, share and cite in your documents, and you will be able to store all the results. You have ample space in the cloud to store everything, and it has a web interface capable of displaying files of any format.
It is completely cloud-based, which will allow you to access your content from the browser wherever you are. It has collaborative spaces, and specific tools for institutions, researchers or even pharmaceutical companies.
Is about a free service to generate citations in MLA, APA and Chicago styles. It has been created by the Calvin College Hekman Library, and does not require registration, although if you register you will be able to obtain more resources to help you.
It is a service that seeks to be a complete solution for any aspect of academic writing, allowing you to research, manage references, make annotations, invite collaborators to write as a team, or edit and publish the works. It has a text editor and a PDF viewer.
It is a free program for personal projects, in which you can invite up to 3 more people, open 10 simultaneous processes and store files in the 3 GB of free space. If you want more than that, then you will have to go to one of their payment methods.
A reference manager with the function of adding citations that is free, cross-platform and open sourcewith versions for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac. Its native file formats are BibTeX and BibLaTeX, and you can use it with almost any tool and text editor.
It will allow you to collect, organize and edit your references, as well as cite them in your documents with 15 different formats. It offers bibliographic information, browser extensions, the ability to customize and add metadata, and organize your articles based on tags or keywords.
Mendeley Reference Manager
Mendeley is a company dedicated to creating programs and resources to help students and researchers, and among them is this program to manage appointments and references. It helps you easily manage your references while you write, being able to create your private library with all of them.
It has free and paid modalities with more space in the cloud. And if dating is what you need, you have a citation plugin built for Word and called Mendeley Cite, and that you can download from the microsoft store.
Is about a paid referral management service, based on subscriptions that are not too expensive, but they are, although it also has a free trial so you can see if it convinces you before paying. Yes, it has a free reference manager for Google Docsin case you settle for just that.
This free tool sits on the side of Docs, and allows you to search for references by author, keywords, DOI, and PubMed ID. You can also create citations and bibliographies. As for the paid functions, it offers you a space in the cloud to centralize the storage, organization and the possibilities of sharing your work.
Is about a referral management program very complete, in which you will be able to generate bibliographies and manuscripts using one of the many styles that it offers. You will also have options such as importing research materials from online databases, catalogs or your own computer.
In addition to this, it also has a powerful system for exporting your work, either by saving it in the cloud or using formats such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. There is no shortage of options for sharing folders and documents, as well as annotating and commenting on work.
An online platform that offers three manual citation generators, such as the Harvard Reference Generator, APA Reference Generator and the Vancouver Referencing Generator. It’s a bit more rudimentary than many other tools we’ve used, though free and open. You will have to write by hand the details of the appointmentand then these tools will generate it in the format you want.
And we end with Zotero, which is a website that has already been with us more than a decade among us. This website is used for collect, manage and cite your research sourcesbeing essential for any student who is writing a research article and wants to have a clear and simple site in which to manage bibliographic sources.
The interface is similar to that of an email manager, with a column on the left in which you can create different folders in which to store your sources. By clicking on a folder, you will see all the sources you have inside, being able to filter them by name, author or date.