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The bibliography is a crucial part of a project; it brings all of the research together and gives the paper credibility. Yet preparing the citations is a detailed and sometimes tedious process.

EasyBib can help. As one fan said on Facebook (thank you, Aliyah Hauser Prontaut!) EasyBib is like a calculator for your English paper.

EasyBib is simple to use: select a source, fill out the form (title, author,ISBN), then export to Word. EasyBib formats your works cited page in MLA format, ready to go.

EasyBib is online and accessible anywhere.

The good news:

  • Find books by title, author, even ISBN number (check on the inside of the book); EasyBib will fill in the details
  • Formats both website and online journal citations
  • Saves citations in one place, so students can return to it or review past research
  • Creates the entire bibliography in Word, ready to be used (even at the last minute!)

The bad news:

  • APA, Chicago and Harvard are all features of the PAID site (only MLA is FREE.)
  • Ads and sound on site
  • Some citations have errors; recommend Owl at Purdue for double checking citations.

Be an intelligent researcher! Use tools, but use them WISELY.

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

This article has 9 comments

  1. Greg

    Easybib is an excellent site, but personally i prefer noodletools for generating citations. Plus APA is free.

  2. Sharif

    Looks like an amazing application for college students. Great advice.

  3. Remote technical support

    Very glad to hear about the Easybib. It would be helpful for the students.

  4. Anonymous

    In Germany there was recently a scandal about citation: Guttenberg, minister of defense, had the most part of his dissertation copy ‘n pasted from lots of uncited sources. He retreated some weeks ago. Hope everyone learns his lesson.

  5. Anonymous

    There are many tools available to help students format correct. Even Microsoft Word has formatting features for several styles including MLA and APA.

  6. alex

    Big fan of EasyBib. Been using it for a while.

  7. Bill Linton

    Extremely useful for me as a student. I will use this tool from now on to do my citations. Bravo!

  8. Bryan

    I’m glad I found this tool. Thank you!

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