Writing Aids

Grammarly Rolls Out New Features to Make Citations Easier

Grammarly has added two features to its AI-powered writing assistance software, aiming to help students writing research papers use citations correctly: citation style formatting and auto citations. Both features conform to the latest style guides: APA 7, Chicago 17, and MLA 9, the company said in its announcement.

With citation style formatting, Grammarly instantly proofreads in-line and bibliography citations for mistakes, including incorrect commas, parentheses, or ampersands. This Premium-user feature is available in Grammarly Editor, which also checks papers for accidental plagiarism, Grammarly said.

The auto-citation feature scans tens of millions of articles found in the 10 largest research databases and automatically creates the proper citations. This tool is available to both free and Premium users, the company said, and it can be used on the following websites: Wikipedia, Frontiers, Plos One, Science Direct, Sage Journals, PubMed, Elsevier, DOAJ, arxiv, and Springer.

Grammarly has rolled out new features to make citations easier for students writing research papers

Grammarly’s base subscription is free to use. Secondary schools and higher education institutions can also purchase a Grammarly for Education premium subscription that provides licenses for all institutional users.

Learn more at Grammarly.com.

About the Author

Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.