How To Use the Grammarly Automatic Citation Generator

Discover how to use the Grammarly automatic citation generator in our step-by-step guide.

Grammarly recently released an automatic citation generator. It’s real-time saver for writers. The generator is useful for creating citations for non-fiction articles and books. The feature is still in beta and works on the following websites:

  • Wikipedia
  • Frontiers
  • PLOS One
  • ScienceDirect
  • SAGE Journals,
  • PubMed
  • Elsevier
  • DOA
  • arXiv
  • Springer

Currently, the automatic citation feature is still in beta and doesn’t work everywhere yet. So, if you need to create a manual citation, Grammarly offers a tool for that.

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  1. Install Grammarly on your Chrome browser.
  2. Visit a website with an article you want to cite for a piece of writing.
  3. Click on the “Get citation” button at the bottom of the page.
  4. Grammarly will automatically generate a citation for the article, based on your preferred style.
  5. Copy the formatted citation and paste it into your writing app of choice.
  6. If you prefer a different citation style (MLA or Chicago Manual of Style), click on the style name in Grammarly and copy the citation in that style.
  7. If the automatic citation generator button does not appear, use the manual citation generator on instead.
  8. Select your citation style, enter the source details, and generate your citation.
  9. Use the generated citation in your bibliography or in-text citation.
Grammarly automatic citation generator
Grammarly can generate automatic citations

Learning how to organize citations are a key part of writer’s workflow, particularly if you write non-fiction, research papers or academic works. Although the Grammarly citation generator requires internet access and is limited to certain websites, I’d expect it to improve over time. For more, read our Grammarly review where we profile its key features.

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