Learn About Information Literacy and Have Fun!

Along with accidentally plagiarizing, not citing prevents your reader or teacher from knowing how you derived your arguments and ideas in your paper. They will want to know what sources you used and how strong those sources are. Let’s say you largely reference economic stats from a blog post, but on further glance, you find […] ...

Free Online Resources for Your Research

It’s research time again! Using a database your school recommends is a smart idea, but there are also some great resources on the open web — just make sure you only use the credible sources. Sure, you have to sift through the bad to find the good, but the good ones are there and they […] ...

Trending Topics: Halloween Edition 

The leaves are changing color, costumes are on sale everywhere, and it’s October. Halloween is coming! In celebration, we looked at last October’s (10/03/2018-11/07/2019) most cited websites and selected a few topics to get you into the spooky spirit.  Remember, if you use any of the sources listed in your paper, add a citation (both […] ...

4 Latinx Writers and Their Great Contributions

September 15th through October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time to come together and celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic and Latinx culture in the United States of America. A little background information on the event and what it means: Hispanic refers to any person or country which has a history of […] ...

6 Ways to Cite a Book

Citing a book today is much different than it was 30 years ago. Back in the good ol’ days, there was only one type of format available: print books. Thanks to the advent of technology, there are now tons of formats readily available. We have e-readers, audiobooks, books on the Internet, plus many, many more. […] ...

Fabulous Fall Updates to Citation Machine

We’re diving into the 2019-2020 school year with fresh-out-of-the-oven updates we’re excited to share the news with you.  What was once a citation-only website, Citation Machine has evolved into a complete writing and research hub. With a ton of new tools and resources available at your fingertips, Citation Machine is here to help you rock […] ...

Trending Topics: September 1-7, 2019

Welcome back to school! To kick off the fall semester, we’re introducing a new content series: Trending Topics. It’ll give you an idea of what topics are trending and what related sources you may want to check out and use in your next paper. Today we’ll look at the top-cited sources on Citation Machine during […] ...

The 9 Best Ways to Make Friends in Your Dorm

Moving to college can be both exciting and terrifying. For some, moving into a dorm means living with a best friend that you’ve known forever. For others, it means moving into a new place where you don’t know anyone. Either way, you can benefit from making new friends and expanding your circle. Here are nine […] ...

13 Healthy Snacks to Stock Up on at School

Late night? Sick of the dining hall food? Just need a break from the usual junk food study breaks? It can be hard to incorporate healthy snacks into your diet while in college, especially if you’re lacking a little inspiration. Check out these 13 healthy snacks ideas below. Now you’re covered! If you’re up late […] ...

6 Simple Ways to Succeed This Semester 

After a busy school year, we all appreciate the time to just relax. But while the break between semesters offers a prime opportunity to unwind, you can also use the time to prepare for the semester ahead. Here are our tips on how you can use your time off wisely—and set yourself up for success […] ...