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Citation and Research Management Tools: EasyBib

An information resource on citation and reference management tools

Get EasyBib

  • EasyBib: Free automatic bibliography and citation creation (free for MLA only)

  • EasyBib Pro: APA, MLA, Chicago & Note Taking Tools (requires paid subscription)

About EasyBib


EasyBib logo

EasyBib allows you to search books, websites, newspapers, journals, and databases in order to quickly generate a citation, which you can then copy and paste into a document, email to yourself, download as a Microsoft Word document, save to Google Docs, or save online for later use. EasyBib is intiutive and simple to use and since it's web-based, you don't have to worry about downloading any software to your computer. You can use EasyBib from any computer that has Internet access.

Generating citations using MLA is currently free but to create APA and Chicago/Turabian citations, you'll need to subscribe to EasyBib Pro.

Using EasyBib

Getting started with EasyBib is simple. First, search for the item you'd like to cite. This could be an author, title, keyword, ISBN, etc. Once you find the desired resource, click the "Cite this" button:

EasyBib - search for a book by author


Next, select the item you'd like to cite and make any necessary adjustments in order to confirm the citation information.

EasyBib - confirm citation information


Click on "Create Citation" to view the formatted citation:

EasyBib - create citation

You can continue to collect resources and citations and save them online, copy and paste them into a document, save them to your Google Docs account, or print out a Word document.

EasyBib Video Tutorials

A Brief Introduction to EasyBib:

EasyBib iPhone App: