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Citation Tools

All your citation guides in one place

Citation Tools

     

     Citation Managers are software applications that allow you to:

        * collect and organize your research

        * format references for written assignments

         * create properly formatted APA style papers

     Use the chart below to choose the best tool for your research assignment.

 

Citation Manager Comparison Chart

 

NoodleTools

Academic Writer

Description

Web-based tool that walks you through the process of formatting references

Web-based tool for learning basic to advanced APA style, with academic writing guidance

Best for

Short undergraduate research papers with fewer than 10 sources

Suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students

Cost

Free for Rasmussen students and faculty

Free for Rasmussen students and faculty

Free account required

X

X

Ability to import references from databases

 

X

Automatically export formatted Reference list

X

X

Write & Cite feature

 

X

APA guidance while filling out reference form

When user clicks into each  field

When user clicks on the ? icon next to each field

Ability to create project folders

X

 

Ability to share projects/references

X

 

Ability to create formatted Annotated Bibliography

X

(coming Fall 2020)

Suitable for storing a large library of references for repeated use

 

X

Access after graduation

 No access

 No access

 

 

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