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The Online Writing Tutor offers UMA students free, online tutoring sessions, and tutoring is available to all UMS distance students via VAWLT (Online Writing Tutoring)

If you'd prefer in-person tutoring please check the schedule for your campus: 

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Free Citation Tools

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of citations created using these free, online tools. Please double-check citations before submitting your work. 

BibMe "Fast & Easy Bibliography Maker"

Citation Machine

EasyBib "Free Bibliography Maker"

Did you know?

Most of our databases will create citations for you, as will the URSUS Library catalog. Scan the page for an icon with a label such as "Cite this item", "Cite", or "Citation Export". 

Citation Basics & Links

Citing your sources is an important step in the research and writing process. Visit UMA's full Citation Guide for all our advice on citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.   

Choose one of the following to get started:

Documentation style depends on the area (or 'discipline') of study. For instance, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) citation style is often used in the social sciences, whereas the Modern Language Association (MLA) style is used by students of the humanities. Check with your professor to be sure you are using the right style for your papers.

Want an overview of why citation is important and how to do it? Check out the URSUS Citation Tutorial:

Citation help from Academic Search Complete & other EBSCO databases

Academic Search Complete (along with Business Source Complete, CINAHL, PsycInfo, and other EBSCO databases) will create a citation for you! Look for the "Cite" button to view citations in all the major citation formats.

    Citing Sources is Crucial

    Giving Credit to Whom It Is Due

    When you write a research paper, you must document the sources you used to produce it. When quoting or even paraphrasing another person's idea in your paper, you must give credit to that person so that the reader can find the source you cited.

    Sources for which you should provide full citations include books, articles, interviews, Internet sources, government documents, software, videotapes, etc. You cite the sources briefly within the text of your paper, and then give the full citation in the "Bibliography" or "Works Cited" section at the end of your paper.