Resources for Academic Writers


Cite This For Me

This is a valuable website that will format your bibliography for you. You simply select the source type, type in the title, author or ISBN in the search box, and it will (usually) find it for you. When you click on the correct citation, it is added to your current bibliography. If Cite This For Me can't find your citation, it provides you with a form to fill the details in manually.

When you have finished inputting your citations, you can then download the bibliography in several different citation styles, including Harvard, APA, AMA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian, Vancouver. I've used it, and it's great, especially if you don't have time to format your bibliography yourself, and/or if you don't use a citation package such as Endnote. The bibliography stays on the server for seven days, or you can sign up to keep it permanently.

Harvard Referencing Generator

Plug in the publication details, and this site will generate the reference in Harvard format.

APA Referencing Generator

Same deal as the above, but using APA.