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URISE - University of Richmond Integrated Science Experience: Citing Sources


EasyBib is a web-based program that creates citations for your resources in MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian. It is an easy to use, fill-in form that will enable you to quickly put together a bibliography of your citations.

Consult the user guide and tutorials for more help or contact Melanie Hillner for assistance.

UR has a site license for EasyBib.  Register for your free account to start creating your citations in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian.

General Information on Citing Sources

  • Always check with your instructor to know which citation style is required for your class.
  • Chicago/Turabian, APA, or MLA are the primary citation styles.
  • Use the library's Research Guide on Citing Sources for information on different citation styles and UR's citation management tools.
  • Use EasyBib if you have a short bibliography but need help in putting it into a correct format.
  • Use RefWorks if you have a longer bibliography and/or have time to learn a more sophisticated citation management tool.


More sophisticated than EasyBib, RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows you to collect and organize citations, format papers, and create bibliographies. RefWorks allows you to create bibliographies in individual journal styles, as well as Chicago, MLA, and APA.

You may open multiple RefWorks accounts so that you can easily share citations with other students for group projects or lab research.

 Go to the library's guide on citing sources -- RefWorks -- to learn how to register for RefWorks or click on the above logo if you are already a user.