Many tools help to collect books and articles’ metadata and create a bibliography. WorldCat.org is the latest I found and it captures my attention because it is a very well done tool. First it can find books from all over the world. Second, it also helps to serach for DVD’s CD’s and articles. Then, simply, it helps build a bibliography, which can be exported or pasted into a document in many styles (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).
With tools like this, it’s of no use to learn how to format references. Since you will find your books, articles etc through a computer, you’ll have in no time a bibliography done with WorldCat!However, it really impresses me since it is the engine behind GoodReads, a site a recently discovered and which I like better then LibraryThing since, among other perks, it allows to easily get books from many countries and in many languages into your library.
This is a short tutorial on how to build a bibliography using WorldCat. Enjoy!
WorldCat.org Citations Tool