One tip for using the KnightCite citation service is for the user to select which citation style he is using on the left menu. The available styles are MLA, APA and Chicago Style. Afterwards, the user must select the resource type from the menu on the left.
The default selections on the KnightCite website are the MLA style and the Basic Book resource type. The site presents the user with a series of boxes to fill in with information about the book. This includes how many authors it has, the name of the authors, the name of the book, who published it, and what city it was published in. Some information may be left blank, such as the author's middle name and the book's edition if the author is citing multiple editions. When the user has provided all available information, he must then click Submit.
This takes the user to the relevant Works Cited or References entry for his chosen citation style. From there, he can copy and paste the entry into a Word document containing the essay he is currently working on. While doing so, he must ensure that the entry keeps its proper spacing after being pasted into the document.
If the citation looks incorrect, the user can edit the current citation. Otherwise, he can click on Start a New Citation. The exact information required by the site varies by source type, but the site prompts the user for all relevant data.