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Can Grammarly help me with citations and a bibliography?

To use our free auto-citations feature, install the Grammarly browser extension. Anytime you’re reading on a compatible source website, you’ll see a Get citation button appear in the lower-left corner of your screen. Click this button, and Grammarly will present a full citation and an in-text citation for the source you’re viewing, ready and formatted for you to use. If you need to format citations for a new paper in a different style guide, you can easily switch between APA, MLA, and Chicago using the suggestion’s dropdown menu.

If you don’t see this button, please switch on the Show “Get citation” option. The Get citation button will then appear at the bottom of the page on one of these websites: 

  • .wikipedia.org/wiki
  • journals.plos.org/plosone
  • sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/
  • journals.sagepub.com/doi
  • ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles
  • doaj.org/article
  • arxiv.org/abs
  • *.springeropen.com/articles
  • frontiersin.org/articles/ 

If you use Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, or Grammarly for Education, Grammarly can also help identify any formatting mistakes and format your bibliography or in-text citations according to the MLA, APA, or Chicago formatting style. 

When using Grammarly in Google Docs or the Grammarly Editor, choose your preferred formatting style by setting your domain to Academic and then adjusting the Format setting:

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Grammarly will then offer suggestions to ensure that your in-text citations and references are formatted in accordance with your preferred formatting style. 

If you’d like to generate a citation for any reference, check out our free Citation Generator. You’ll need to enter the information about your source and then copy the citation to your document.

For more information about citations, check out this blog post

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