Friday, June 1, 2012

Citation magic, Day #7--Top 10 Writing Apps

Getting students to properly pay homage to other sources in their writing seems to be half the journey. Therefore, I have included several sites today that make citations simpler. They, are not, however, sites used in teaching information literacy. Check out my series on digital storytelling for a more in-depth look at information literacy.


  • Noodle Tools: This is designed for grades one-five. However, if you purchase subscriptions, you can have it feature more advanced grades. This is an online storage space/reference management system. 
  • BibMe: This site is more geared toward bibliographies and is, therefore, more suited for elementary grades. 


  • Son of Citation: This is, perhaps, one of the most well-known. It is user-friendly for grades five and up. It is compatible with MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago. even has it's own Facebook page!
  • Knight Cite: This site helps with MLA, APA, and Chicago.  It is part of the Herman Library at Calvin College.
  • Purdue OWL: Though not necessarily a citation creator, it does have valuable resources to guide students through creating a citation. 
  • eTurabian: This works for Chicago and MLA. 

All links listed are for bibliography and citation creators. They are not tools of instruction, but tools for student use. Within education, there has been discussion on how to teach citation skills. And, though these do not teach that, they do teach the importance of citing sources. 

Stay tuned for tools/resources that aide in sharing written works!

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