Citation Generators: Generating bibliographies for the next generation
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.
Kessler, J., & Van Ullen, M. K. (2005). Citation Generators: Generating Bibliographies for the Next Generation. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(4), 310-316.