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How to Use EasyBib

With the full version of EasyBib (available with the COM Library code) you can automatically generate citations, works cited page and more in ACS, APA, Chicago, GSA, MLA 7, MLA 8, and more! Learn the basics and how to get free, full access.

The Quickest Way to Get Citations

Exporting citations from a database into EasyBib is the quickest and easiest way to get your citations. Once you are signed up, you can get EasyBib to:

  • Save your sources Automatically
  • Generate citations for our sources
  • Automatically convert from one citation style to another
  • Automatically generate your bibliography, works cited or references page
  • Automatically generate your title page in APA, Chicago/Turabian and MLA styles
  • Automatically generate a parenthetical (in text) citation for APA and MLA styles.

How you export from a database is very easy, but varies by database. Get step by step instructions below.

Convert to a New Style

EasyBib will automatically convert the citations in your list to a new style--just click on the new format to convert it.

In Text Citations

Automatically generate an in text citation for APA and MLA styles by clicking on the Parenthetical option showing below your citation. Grab the in text citation from the Copy and paste your citation pop-up window.

If you need it for MLA 8, just switch to MLA 7 and select parenthetical to got your in text citation--that's one thing that has stayed the same in MLA 8.

Get ACS & GSA Style

  • For ACS, type in journal of the american chem and choose Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  • For GSA, type in journal of the geo and choose Journal of the Geological Society.