Skip to main content

Hilton C. Buley Library


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!

New! APA Style Central

Writing a research paper in APA Style? Try APA Style Central! Click for link.Try APA Style Central for all your APA Style needs.

"From the people who wrote the book"

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:

Need a quick citation? Try Zotero Bib!

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 - MLA 7 (not 8) & APA 6

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.