APA 7 is finally here!

It’s been a while, but the American Psychological Association (APA) recently released the new 7th edition of the Publication Manual! It outlines the APA citation format rules that millions of writers and students use to make references in research projects and papers. This citation formatting system is most often used in science, psychology, and social […] ...

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. […] ...

Quick Guide to Citing the Statue of Liberty (or Any) Inscription

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching! That means it’s time for fireworks; red, white and blue; and outdoor barbecues with family and friends. With the patriotic spirit in the air, Independence Day provides the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the people and places that shaped the United States of America.  Although there are many […] ...

Fresh Features for Smart Students

The Citation Machine writing tools service is a popular tool best known for its citation generator and its grammar and plagiarism checker. But did you know that it also offers features that personalize the writing experience to your specific needs? Here are some of the awesome (and sometimes surprising) ways that the Citation Machine writing […] ...

Beware These Common Citation Mistakes

By Michele Kirschenbaum Let’s have a moment of silence for anyone out there who just received a graded paper filled with those dreaded red marks. Ugh. Nothing is worse than spending hours and hours pouring your heart and soul into a research paper, only to receive a failing grade or an accusation of plagiarism (gasp!) […] ...

5 Tips for Making Perfect Citations

When you’re in a rush to meet a deadline and hand in your paper ASAP, it can be all too easy to make a mistake that can cost you big time. Citations are an often-overlooked component of a research paper that, when done correctly, can help you get your best grade yet. So how can […] ...