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Citation Tools


Citation Generators:

The links below will direct you to free citation generators. A citation generator lets you to input information about your source and it will make a properly-formatted citation for you to copy and paste into your paper.

Citation Machine - Creates free citations for websites, books, newspapers, journals, databases, and more.

CiteThisForMe - Creates free citations

EasyBib - Creates free citations for websites, books, newspapers, journals, databases, and more. (NOTE: If you have a SmartPhone download, the EasyBib app - it's free and really handy.)

KnightCite - Like EasyBib, another website that will create a citation for you.

NoodleTools - Use the free NoodleTools Bib Express quick citation maker to create citations and the MLA Starter to help format your papers. NEW FOR 2016-2017!!! - Watertown now subscribes to NoodleTools - register to access all features. Please see Mrs. Lewis or your teachers for instructions on how to register if needed.

MLA Formatting Help:

Purdue OWL MLA Formatting Guide - Everything you'll ever want or need to know about MLA formatting and citing sources properly.

Sample MLA-formatted paper - See what an MLA-formatted paper should look like and follow the notes.

Avoiding Plagiarism:

Watertown subscribes to TurnItIn, a plagiarism detection service. Please see Mrs. Lewis or your teachers for directions on how to register.

Below are other plagiarism detection tips/tools that you can use check your work and avoid plagiarism in your work.

Tips for avoiding plagiarism

http://www.paperrater.com/

http://www.scanmyessay.com/

Just for fun...SNL Plagiarism Skit: Click here.