Posted Thursday July 19, 2007 by John Gunders in |

This is pretty interesting, and I wish it had been around when I was an undergraduate with a habit of returning books before I’d copied out the bibliographic details: an online bibliography generator.

Apparently designed as a semester project by students at Carnegie Mellon, it draws on data from Amazon, LookSmart FindArticles, Yahoo! News, and CiteULike Academic Papers, displays the results in MLA, APA, or Chicago style, and allows you to download them as RTF.

It’s not perfect: on my test run of the four academic titles that happened to be on my desk, it found all four but didn’t know the author of one of them, and apparently doesn’t have a way of distinguishing between an edited collection and a monograph. It also put a space in the wrong place for MLA.

I don’t know that it will take over from Endnote, and similar applications, but it’s pretty bloody impressive all the same.

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