Updated for 2021]

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

An APA citation generator is a software tool that will automatically 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.

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 styleis more likely to be used. In other parts of the world styles such asHarvard(UK and Australia) and DIN 1505 (Europe) are used more often.

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 accidentally include errors. By using a citation generator to do this work you will:

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 completeAPA format guidehas everything you need know to make sure you get it right (including examples and diagrams).

Our APA generator was built with a focus on simplicity and speed. To generate a formatted reference list or bibliography just follow these steps:

Start by searching for the source you want to cite in the search box at the top of the page.

MyBib will automatically locate all the required information. If any is missing you can add it yourself.

Your citation will be generated correctly with the information provided and added to your bibliography.

Repeat for each citation, then download the formatted list and append it to the end of your paper.

Daniel is a qualified librarian, former teacher, and citation expert. He has been contributing to MyBib since 2018.

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Hamer, E. M. (1996). Communicating midwifery.

In-text citation: (Hamer, 1996, p. 100)

Penn Medicine. (2015, June 1). Penns Nurse Midwife Program.

In-text citation: (Penn Medicine, 2015)

Wikipedia Contributors. (2018, July 8). Midwife. Retrieved July 14, 2018, from

In-text citation: (Wikipedia contributors, 2018)

Nursing. Deciphering diagnostic tests.

(p. 45). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Hamer, E. M. (1996) Communicating midwifery,

. Elsevier BV, 12(2), p. 100. doi: 10.1016/s0266-6138(96)90016-9.

Penn Medicine (2015) Penns Nurse Midwife Program,

. Available at: (Accessed: May 9, 2018).

In-text citation: (Penn Medicine, 2015)

. Available at: (Accessed: May 9, 2018).

In-text citation: (Wikipedia contributors, 2018)

Nursing. Deciphering diagnostic tests.

Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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