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Citations and References: Build a Citation in MLA or APA

Plagiarism is claiming someone else's work as your own; it's unethical & against University policy. Avoid plagiarism: know what it is, take good notes, cite anything you use--when in doubt, cite your source!

Just a quick citation...

Use our Citation Builder (below) to get a quick citation for a book, chapter, article, or website in MLA (7th) or APA formats. Note: the Citation Builder has not been updated to MLA 8th edition. Or check out the APA and MLA citation guides:

Our citation builder won't do Chicago, so here's a guide on that style:

I need more...

​Access the new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style online!

Need more styles? Click More Styles & Formats above!

I need to get organized...

Account-based citation tools can help you get organized for big projects. Save, organize, share, and format your citations with Endnote Web, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Citation Builder

If you don't see anything in the box or there is an error reported, your browser may not be compatible with the Builder. Please try one of the other Citation Generators--for mobile users, WriteCite has a tablet view.

The Citation Builder was developed by NCSU Libraries. More information is available on the project page.