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Citation Help & Guides from Other Colleges
Citation Creation Tools
What do Citation Creation Tools do?
They allow users to:
- Establish a personal database of citations
- Save citations from library databases, catalogue searches and websites
- Produce bibliographies in many bibliographic styles
- Share your databases with others (optional)
You should always check the appropriate style guide, such as MLA or APA, to be sure that the citation generated for you is accurate.
These may also be called Bibliographic Management Tools.
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