Title

Citation Generators: Generating bibliographies for the next generation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2005

DOI

10.1016/j.acalib.2005.04.012

Abstract

The proper use of appropriate citation formats to acknowledge the work of other researchers and writers is a standard theme in information literacy instruction. Faculty and graduate students have used pc-based personal bibliographic citation management programs, such as EndNote, to help with this task. Recently, free or inexpensive Web-based tools have been developed that create citations and format bibliographies. An analysis of citations generated by these programs shows that they are as accurate as EndNote and offer some advantages to undergraduates.