Several citation styles are used for academic writing, including but not limited to APA, MLA, and Chicago. MLA tends to be used in projects related to literature while APA tends to be used in projects related to linguistics. No matter which style you use, you must be sure credit the resources from which you borrow information.
Check with your instructor if you are not sure which style to use.
Use a citation generator when you need to create a bibliography. These user-friendly, easy-to-use tools create individual citations that must copied and pasted into a Word document. Be sure to proofread your citations for accuracy, completeness, and correct formatting. Although citation generators can be quite reliable, they are not error proof.
RefWorks is a bibliographic management tool that enables you to export citations from databases. You are then able to use RefWorks to store citations and generate a bibliography in your preferred citation style guide.
See BGSU's RefWorks LibGuide for a thorough overview.