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Mostly free Bibligraphy and Citation Management Services
"BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and compile a bibliography according to the guidelines of the style manuals. If you prefer, you can enter your citation information manually. BibMe also features a citation guide that provides students with the style manuals' guidelines for citing references."
"Citefast formats your bibliographies and title pages, in APA 6th edition, MLA 7th edition and Chicago 16th edition. Hover over the words that are underlined in red for citation tips. We are constantly upgrading the website to conform to the most recent citation guidelines. To make your task easier we have recently added new functionality. New features include title page creation and in-text citations. We are in the process of adding automatic citation lookup."
"EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers."
Bibliography and Citation Management Services that require downloading
"Generate citations and bibliographies ... Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights ... Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero. Mendeley supports 6510 citation styles, from the widely used APA and MLA formats to more than 10 variations of the Chicago Manual of Style."
"Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing. Create citations in Word and OpenOffice without ever leaving your word processor and add references to an email, a Google Doc, or some other editor simply by dragging one or more references out of Zotero."
"Just click to insert citations, quotations, and thoughts into your document. Citavi automatically formats everything in the chosen citation style.
Citavi automatically generates a finished publication. The citation style browser helps you choose the right style by showing you a preview of bibliography entries and in-text or footnote citations in each style. Choose from over 2000 citation styles."
The Citavi Free version lets you save up to 100 references.