Citation generators allow you to add citation information to a form and submit it, receiving a properly formatted citation in return. They work for APA, MLA, and other major citation styles.
NOTE: Be sure to check the references generated by these tools against a style manual or other credible source.
To avoid plagiarism you have to cite any information and ideas that are not your own. Style guides provide examples of the correct format for creating in-text citations and reference lists. Before beginning your paper, you should ask your instructor which style should be used for your paper.