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Citation Machine

Citation Machine

For those wanting to properly cite journals, books, web pages, or interviews in MLA or APA format, check the Citation Machine, from the Landmark Project. This is an automated tool for proper APA or MLA citation format for books, web pages, magazines, interviews, encyclopedias, journals, newspapers and more. The tool asks for the relevant information and then generates the citation in a format that can be copied and pasted into research papers.... Show More


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Carrie Levinson
Carrie Levinson (Librarian)
28 weeks ago
This is an OK, but somewhat limited citation generator. It is useful in that it will tell a user if there is missing information and prompt them to review the citation, but it has a limited amount of styles, and not a whole lot of direction on the main page. Additional guides do go into more detail and help the user understand citations and citation styles more. There is an excessive amount of advertising on the page.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
1 year ago
The site has too much advertising, and the information given is not always accurate.
Dominique Hallett
Dominique Hallett (Librarian)
2 years ago
This site use to be user friendly but is now filled with advertisements that make it more difficult to navigate and use.
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson (Student)
6 years ago
Clear and very user friendly. Makes it clear by filtering through the various citation methods and breaking it down step by step. Very functional for all levels.
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Paul Glassman
Paul Glassman (Faculty)
9 years ago

Very clear structure will be valuable to students at all levels who are confused by the construction of a citation.  The in-text feature takes this beyond OWL, which, although more comprehensive, requires more patience.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes
Michael Truong
Michael Truong (Staff)
12 years ago

I like the functionality of inputing the ISBN to get the reference information.  Overall, it's easy to use.  User interface could probably be improved, but then again, this is a free site used more for ad-placement than anything else.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes