The #1 alternative to BibMe Citation Generator

Most citation generators, like BibMe, are cluttered with ads and charge money for basic functionality. The Scribbr Citation Generator is a free alternative to BibMe, and millions of students are already using it. Here’s why:

  • No distracting ads
  • 100% free (no premium features)
  • Helpful tips and citation guides
  • Smart citation forms
  • Up to date with the latest citation guidelines
Scribbr APA Citation Generator

No distracting ads

The Scribbr Citation Generator has a clean look with no ads at all. This makes it easy to navigate the tool and helps you stay focused. It also makes the citation generator significantly faster.

Alternative to Bibme

Bibme citation generator

100% free (no premium features)

Unlike BibMe, the Scribbr Citation Generator does not have a premium version with more or better functionality.

Saving your reference list in the cloud, creating multiple reference lists, full screen mode, and many more features are all 100% free. You don’t even need an account to use the Scribbr Citation Generator.

Helpful tips and citation guides

Citing a source can sometimes be confusing. Do you include the edition if it’s a first? How should you capitalize the title of a work? That’s why we provide short and helpful explanations in the Scribbr Citation Generator. Just click on  to get some help.

Do you want to learn more? Our Knowledge Base has 250+ high-quality articles that tell you everything you need to know about citing in APA, MLA or Chicago Style, including lots of citation examples.

Helpful quick tips

Up to date with the latest citation guidelines

Scribbr’s citation experts read the APA and MLA publication manuals from cover to cover so you don’t have to. You can rest assured that the Scribbr Citation Generator is always up to date with the latest citation guidelines.

Smart citation forms

Citing your sources correctly is important in order to avoid committing plagiarism. That’s why
we developed smart citation forms tailored to different source types, making citation easier, faster and more accurate. The Scribbr Citation Generator:

  • Automatically fills in information based on a URL, DOI or ISBN
  • Corrects capitalization mistakes
  • Detects ‘complex’ author names with personal titles, infixes and suffixes
  • Never asks you for irrelevant information

That’s why the Scribbr Citation Generator is a great alternative to BibMe.

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Raimo Streefkerk

Raimo is an expert in explaining plagiarism and citing sources. He has been writing helpful articles since 2017 and is continuously improving Scribbr's Citation Generators.

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