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FREE APA Citation Generator [Updated For 2019]

Generate citations in APA format quickly and automatically, with MyBib!

What is an APA Citation Generator?

An APA citation generator is a software tool programmed to format academic citations in the American Psychological Association (APA) style. It will usually request vital details about a source — like the authors, title, and publish date — and will output these details with the correct punctuation and layout required by the official APA style guide.

Formatted citations created by a generator can be copied into the bibliography of an academic paper as a way to give credit to the sources referenced in the main body of the paper.

Who uses an APA Citation Generator?

College-level and post-graduate students are most likely to use an APA citation generator, because APA style is the most favored style at these learning levels. Before college, in middle and high school, MLA style is more likely to be used. In other parts of the world styles such as Harvard (UK and Australia) and DIN 1505 (Europe) are used more often.

Why should I use a Citation Generator?

Like almost every other citation style, APA style can be cryptic and hard to understand when formatting citations. Citations can take an unreasonable amount of time to format manually, and it is easy to mistakenly include errors. A citation generator does all the work autonomously, and is significantly faster and more accurate as a result.

In academia, bibliographies are graded on their accuracy against the official APA rulebook, so it is important for students to ensure their citations are formatted correctly. Special attention should also be given to ensure the entire document (including main body) is structured according to the APA guidelines. Our complete APA format guide has everything you need know to make sure you get it right (including examples and diagrams).

How do I use MyBib’s APA Citation Generator?

Our APA citation generator is one of the fastest and easiest to use on the internet. It’s also one of the smartest. Simply search for the source you want to cite in the search box at the top of the page, and MyBib will automatically locate all the required information and format it in the APA style. The formatted APA citation can then be copied and pasted directly into a bibliography, or saved in the MyBib cloud for safe keeping.