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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...

EasyBib gives you more options, even without an account! Click to cite all sorts of formats in MLA, APA, and Chicago on campus. Off campus is MLA-only--set up an account or try a different Citation Generator for more options.

EasyBib: the bibliography maker.

Need more styles? Click More Styles & Formats above!

Update your EasyBib account!

If you don't see APA in your EasyBib account, log back in from campus or through the off campus login link.

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 EasyBib, 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.