Frequently Asked Questions


General Cite Information

General Cite Information

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Do you charge for APA & Chicago?

Nope, they’re free like the others. Enjoy!

How do I cite a source?

First click the type or source you’re citing. Enter in any data asked for on the form then submit the form. We’ll save the citation into your currently selected bibliography.

What are some commonly used citation formats?

Citations and references are an important part of legitimizing any essay or research paper. By document resources you researched, you are in fact showing your professor that you’ve read the material and are qualified to begin developing a real argument on your position supported by a foundation of facts. However, to properly reference certain resources, you have to pay close attention to commonly used citation formats. These can simply refer to how you format different types of sources – magazines, websites, interviews, etc. – since there is a specific format for each type of media. Citation formatting can also refer to the overall style of citation used throughout the paper. You may have heard of MLA, APA and Chicago style. We’ll go over each example so you have a clear understanding of how and when to use each.

How should I title my Works Cited page?

There are many names for a works cited page. Sometimes you hear them called a bibliography, a references paper, a works cited and maybe even sources. The preference is really set by your professor, so make sure you get this clarified up front as some educators are notoriously strict about citation formatting and can deduct points for seemingly minor errors. Here are some title choices for you:

  1. Works Cited
  2. Bibliography
  3. References
  4. Sources
What are some format specifics about MLA, APA, and Chicago Style?

In the past, students relied on books or other guides as reference for producing citations in the correct format. Whether your professor demanded MLA, APA or Chicago style, you would reference a guide and check and double-check your works cited page to ensure that all things were correct. These days however, websites like have automatic citation generators that will help you create a complete bibliography page quickly and free of charge. Although it’s important to at least read through MLA, APA and Chicago style to learn the differences and the scenarios in which they are applicable, your time is much better served focusing on researching and writing rather than formatting your references page. After all, no teachers give A’s for outstanding bibliography pages, but they can deduct points for incorrect ones. This is why it’s crucial for you to use an automatic bibliography maker that won’t make mistakes and cost you points. The good news is automatic bibliography generators like the one on will do all the hard work for you. The process is extremely easy as you only have to fill in fields like author and date, and the generator will do the rest. So whether you are citing an article, book, website, or other resources, we help you create the perfect citations every time.

1. MLA (Modern Language Association) is most commonly used to cite literary works. Here is an example of an MLA citation correctly formatted: Author Last Name, First Name. Title. Location Published. Publisher, Year.

2. APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite scientific research. Here is an example of an APA citation correctly formatted: Author Last Name, First Name (Last Edited Date). Title. Source retrieved from.

3. CMS (Chicago Manual of Style) is commonly used in referencing for humanities, covering things like grammar and documentation. Here is an example of a CMS citation correctly formatted: Author Last Name, First Name. Italicized Title of Work. Date of Publication.

There are a host of educational resources available on the internet for free, dedicated to helping students to learn the science of documentation. When in doubt or if you are in a hurry, make sure to use’s citation generator to create accurate references in the correct formats. Your professor will appreciate it!

I want to create multiple bibliographies. How do I do this?

First create an account, it’s free, or sign in. In your Dashboard section you’ll see all your previously created bibliographies. You can create a new one by clicking here. Additionally, you can switch between any bibliography at any time by clicking the “My Bibliographies” drop down menu.

Why do some sources have auto-cite option?

Things like websites and books have data that we can automatically fill in for you so that you don’t have to type it all. For citing a website, just type in the URL. For citing a book, try typing in the ISBN number. We do our best to fill out the form correctly, but be sure to check the data we import for accuracy.

Do you charge for APA & Chicago?

Once you’re logged in, just click the “Preview and Download” button. On the next page you’ll see a full size version of your bibliography and the different file download options we offer.

I don’t see my source on your site, where is it?

We might not have it. There are dozens of source options and we’re releasing the site with the most popular options. Tell us what you need and we’ll build it.

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