Online Resources for Creating Research Citations

Online Resources for Creating Research Citations Knight Cite from Calvin College

While Calvin College’s Knight Cite citation creator only covers MLA 8, APA, and Chicago, it provides forms to help you make citations for a wide range of resources in print, online, and in multimedia and communication.

That means this tool will not only help you cite a book, article, or website, it can help you cite a cartoon, advertisement, musical composition, radio or TV program, email, and more.

Knight Cite allows you to create a free Knight Cite account so you can save citations for later and export them to Word or an RTF document.

Citation Builder from NCSU

The Citation Builder from North Carolina State University (NCSU) walks you through the process of creating citations for: books and ebooks; a chapter or essay from a book; magazine newspaper, scholarly journal articles (in print or online); and websites.

It covers the citation styles APA, MLA 7 and 8, Chicago, and CSE/CBE. Once your citation is created by filling out the forms provided, you can cut and paste your generated citation into your bibliography.

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MLA Citation Rules from Towson University:

Works Cited How To:

  • A. Arrange the bibliography cards alphabetically according to the author’s last name. If no author is indicated, alphabetize the entry by the first important word of the title. If the reference is published by a society and no author’s name is given, consider the society as the author for alphabetizing.
  • B. Include in the works cited page only those references that the writer has actually used in the paper itself.
  • C. Place the first line of each entry flush with the left margin and indent succeeding lines five spaces. Double space each entry and double space between entries. Set the title “Works Cited” one inch down from the top of the sheet and double space between it and the first entry.
  • D. Examples of entries in the works cited page follow:
    • Encyclopedia:
      • “Ancient Egypt.” World Book. Vol. 1. Chicago: Worldbook, 2003;49-54.
    •  Book with editors:
      • Bryant, Jennings, and Daniel R. Anderson, eds. Children’s Understanding Television: Research on Attention and Comprehension. New York: Academic Publishing Co., 1999.
    • Book (one author):
      • Pyles, Thomas. The Development of the English Language. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 2002.
    • Interview:
      • Fry, Hayden, Personal Interview. Iowa City, IA, 23 November 2003.
    • Magazine Article (two authors):
      • Segal, Julius, and Zedia Segal. “As They Grow: Helping Children Deal with the News.” Parents Magazine Nov. 1987: 265.
    • Newspaper Article (no author):
      • “Scholars Ponder How to Teach English to Students of a Television Generation.” Des Moines Register 1 July 1987: 9-11
    • Personal Letter:
      • Williams, John F. Personal Letter. Albany, NY, 15 March 2002.
    • Bulletin:
      • French, Earl. Personal Problems in Industrial Research and Development. Ithaca, NY: New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2003.
    • Pamphlet (No Author):
      • U.S. Civil Service Commission. The Human Equation: Working in Personnel for the Federal Government. Washington: 2003.
    • Editorial (no author):
      • “Selective Service.” Editorial. Wall Street Journal 11 February 2003: A14.
    • Pamphlet (n.p.n.d.):
      • Are You at Risk of a Heart Attack? n.p.n.d. [n.p.n.d. indicates that there is no known publisher or date]
    • Television Program:
      • Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. Nashville Theater Academy. WDCN-TV, Nashville. 11 Nov. 2002.
    • Bible:
      • The New International Version. The Bible. Minneapolis: World-Wide, 166.
    • Published Interview:
      • Hanks, Nancy. Chairperson, National Endowment of the Arts. Interview. US News and World Report 7 Oct. 1974: 58-60.
    • Internet (with author):
      • Yule, James. “The Writing Place.” 5 March 1996
    •  Internet (no author):
      • National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers. 19 Dec. 1999 .
    • Online Database:
      • Frick, Robert. “Investing in Medical Miracles.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Feb. 1999: 80-87. SIRS Researcher. 25 Feb. 2004.
    • Email:
      • Robertson, Eric. Nile Research Project results. Available email: from, 3 February 1996.

*If a researcher has difficulty in forming an entry for the works cited page, see the instructor. For your college papers, you must have a guide that you follow for proper documentation.

Use the following “Works Cited” page as a model for your paper:

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CLONAID. 9 Feb. 2003

“Cloned Sheep Dolly has Arthritis.” BBC News. 18 Feb. 2003

“Cloning FAZ.?” Reed Business Information, Ltd. 9 Feb. 2003

“Cloning Techniques.” About. 9 Feb. 2003

DuPrau, Jeanne. Cloning. San Diego, California: Lucent Books, Inc., 2000

Gibbs, Nancy. “Baby, It’s You! And You, And You . . .” Time 19 Feb. 2001:46-57

“Goodbye Dolly.” Briggs, Helen. 23 Feb. 2003

Hays, Kristen. “Expert says Pet Cloning Won’t Be a Resurrection.” The Des Moines Register 22 Jan. 2003.

Humber, James M. and Robert F. Almeder, eds. “Cloning.” Reproduction, Technology, and Rights. Totowa, NY: Humana Press, 1996.