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Citing Sources

Using MLA, APA and other formats


*** Important update (Sept. 2016): 

  • If you have an existing EasyBib account that was registered on-campus you can continue to use that login from on or off campus:
  • If you've never registered for an EasyBib account on-campus and want access to all of EasyBib's resources from off-campus, you must use this link and enter the following coupon code:  JSergVA161

EasyBib is a web-based tool for building and managing citations in various styles including MLA, APA and Chicago.  

Reynolds Libraries access to EasyBib allows you to:

  1. Create a bibliography quickly using the Autocite or Manual entry forms for over 50 source types.
  2. Use features such as footnotes and parenthetical formatting, adding annotations, etc.
  3. Export citations to MS Word or Google Docs. You can also email citations to yourself.
  4. Use your iPhone to scan and cite sources with the EasyBib iPhone app.
  5. Save and access saved citations and notes from anywhere.

If you need help on using EasyBib:

  • Check out the EasyBib Support site.
  • Or you can contact the Reynolds Libraries Reference Desk for additional information or assistance.

Other automatic citation generators

Automatic citation generators for APA & MLA are available via the library catalog and many library databases.  Ask a Librarian about specific databases that provide an automatic citation generator. When you select a book or article you are interested in, use the citation tool to automatically generate a citation in APA or MLA  format.