These tools can be great helps to get you started in making your list of references. But all the citations are computer-generated, not human-generated. Because of that they are usually wrong in some way at first, and you need to do some edits in order to fix the citation.
Citations formatters or managers are tools, usually web-based or sometimes downloadable tools, that help to create citations in a preferred style and sometimes help you to save and manage the PDFs to go with each source. These are the two that are supported by Andersen Library:
When specific styles are not noted, a wide range of styles are covered.
In all cases, to double-check that your citations are correct, use the appropriate style manual for your style. Some of the style manuals are available at the library.
If you need help planning, composing, revising, or editing your paper, including reviewing your citations, please visit the .
Here are some examples of databases with this feature. There are many more.
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