Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quick Cite: Photograph a barcode, get a citation

A group of students at the University of Waterloo have released Quick Cite, which lets you use the camera on an iOS or Android smartphone to scan a barcode and have the app email you a properly-formatted entry (in MLA, APA, Chicago, or IEEE formats).

QuickCite searches a number of online databases to find the book to be cited. The application works off of ISBN codes, so journals pose a bit of a problem.

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