Citationsy Features

Cite Websites

Citing a link or website with Citationsy is ridiculously easy. Just paste the link, and Citationsy will fetch all the information needed to reference the website.

Cite Books

Citationsy includes a database of almost all published books, so all you have to do is type the book’s title or author’s name and it will show you the results. Click a book to fetch the information needed for the reference (title, authors, editors, publisher, place of publication, year, edition, translator, etc.)

Cite Papers and journal articles

You can either search for a paper by title or author, or you can paste the DOI of a specific paper. Citationsy will then fetch all the information straight from the publishers database for you.

Cite Dictionary Entries

Our handy integration with the Oxford English Dictionary let’s you search and reference entries from the world’s foremost English dictionary.

Archive Links You Have Cited

When referencing a link, you can activate an option that will archive a frozen-in-time copy of your link to, and reference the archived link instead of the original one. This way you can ensure that if the link changes later, or even goes offline, your reference will keep working correctly forever.

Cite Images

Want to reference an image or graphic? Just paste the link to it into Citationsy and we will generate the perfect image reference in your preferred referencing style.

Cite Any Website With a Single Click

Found an interesting article or piece of information you want to reference on the internet? If you have installed our Chrome Extension or Firefox Extension it’s as easy as clicking the * icon in your toolbar.

Export to Microsoft Word

Download your bibliography as a Microsoft Word Document. After opening the project you’d like to export to Word hit the “Export” option in the right sidebar and select Microsoft Word.

Export RTF Document

Download your bibliography as a RTF Document. RTF Documents can be read by basically all Word Processing applications, including Microsoft Word, Apple iWork Pages, LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

PDF Export

Need a PDF of your bibliography, ready to print? After opening the project you’d like to save as a PDF and hit the “Export” option in the right sidebar and select PDF. You can then set the headline, font size, and typeface for your PDF.

BibTeX Export, RefWorks Export, EndNote Export, CSL Export

Yep, you can export your project in all of these formats.

Reference YouTube videos

Our purpose-built YouTube Referencing tool picks up wether the link you’re pasting is a YouTube video and fetches all the information you need from the official YouTube API and let’s you reference YouTube videos in any style you need.

Cite Quora Answers

Paste a link to a Quora answer, and Citationsy will generate your reference correctly.

Multiple Projects

You can easily organize your references into multiple projects (think of them as folders) and even set different colours and referencing styles for each project. This will help you keep things organized.

Cite Books on the go With Our iPhone and Android Apps

Yes, it’s true: With our iPhone app and Android app you can scan the barode on the back of a book to automagically cite it.

Import BibTeX

Already have an existing reference list? Citationsy can import BibTeX citations.


You can add small notes to your references. These look like this.

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