Another LazyWeb Suggestion

There are skillions of disparate resources for eliciting and saving bibliographic information on the web, but there isn’t the right one. The Right One is just a webpage with a search window, comparable to Google’s old interface. Enter as much as you know about a publication, and the page responds by listing the most plausible matches online. Click the one you want, and it returns a page with that publication data formatted in each of a dozen or more labelled styles (MLA, MHRA, Chicago/Turabian, APA), in-text and footnote and so on. At the side of the entry there’s a ‘copy’ button, for copying the item to the clipboard. Bing, bang, bong, you’re done.

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