EasyBib - Instructional presentation for educators
Your students become better researchersCitation tool helps prevent plagiarismCiting is intuitive, encouraging students to cite while they write, properlycrediting sources and avoiding plagiarismInstructional features teach information literacy – students grasp whatthey are researching and learn to evaluate online sources Easily create a bibliography in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles Export to Word or Google docs fully formatted Create in text citations, and tag and sort citations. Cite/autocite 58 source types Instructional Website evaluation, Citation guide, Source guide, and LearnCite featuresNotebook improves critical thinking and research habits Notebook teaches students to meaningfully organize their notes helping them become organized and effective researchers Two systems: virtual note cards and Cornell Note taking Create a dynamic outline that lets student fluidly move data points to improve flow Group, color, and tag notes, and associates them with your outline and sources Used by over 28 million students!
The EasyBib experience“My interest in EasyBib stems from my users’ interest in it:I’ve been getting feedback from students that the amount oftime and effort required to learn and use some other citationtools is greater than students need, or want, to invest. Theyfind EasyBib to be easier to use.” -Cheryl LaGuardia Harvard University Research Librarian
Use EasyBib to promote library resources Once you sign up for an account, your school’s logo will be displayed here Here students can find links to their library homepage, databases, and other library resourcesCreate a two way flow between your library resources and EasyBibCreate a two way flow between your library resources and EasyBib*Many of your students may be familiar with the free version of EasyBib
Registering - Using IP authentication 1. Click the register link 3. Or register with 2. Register an existing third and create an party service like account with Google EasyBibRegistering from IP authenticated school computers instantly givesstudents premium feature access. Register at any point to create a premium account, save your work, and access it from anywhere!
Registering – Using a coupon codeGive your students a unique coupon code to register with EasyBib and access premium features
Registering – Using a coupon code with a third party service Register with a third party service Click coupon codes link at account page to upgrade Add coupon code to access premium features. IP authenticated computers will have immediate access
Getting started This is the project management page. Students can create, manage, and view projects.Each project has a bibliography, a notebook and a paper attached to it. Start by clicking “create a new project.”
Creating a New Project First name the project Next, select the desired citation style (students can always change this later)Then click “create”
Starting a bibliography or notebook The new project has been created and appears at the bottomTo start creating citations for this project, just click“Bibliography.” Click “Notebook” to create notes andan outline. Click “Paper” to open a Google doc.
Associate your project with a Google document Associate with a new Google document Click the paper link or an existing one, and grant access Easily produce a draft Copy and paste from outline Quickly add parenthetical citations and footnotes and notes
Teaching the best practices of researchEasyBib’s citation tool improves researchBy making citations intuitive and easy, students are no longer intimidatedby the citation processStudents are encouraged then to cite while they write, instead of waitingto put together their bibliography at the end of their paper, properly creditingsources and preventing plagiarismImproving information literacyWebsite evaluation tool indicates which online sources should andshould not be used in research. By providing robust criteria and examples,students learn to critically think about what they are reading onlineSource guide makes students understand what they are researching byproviding source definitions, examples, and alternativesCitation guide reviews best research practices and techniques, plusvisually teaches bibliographic data locationLearnCite dynamically shows students how data is formatted whileproviding style specific help
Selecting a source type to citeHere is the bibliography start page. Studentscan easily select the most popular sources tocite, or they can click all 59 options to see all the sources EasyBib supports
Viewing all source types Students can cite almost any source. This encourages students to explore different sources types and cultivates a diverse research approachSearch and cite up to 22 of the 59 sources
Citing a book Students can automatically format book citations by simply entering a title, keyword or ISBN Simply enter a search term, find theappropriate edition from the list, click ‘select’, and...
Citing a bookThe fields automatically fill in, saving students time to focus on research! EasyBib encourages students to check the information Select the correct medium, such as website, and add additional info The LearnCite box dynamically shows where different elements are placed within a citation as information is entered, and highlights specific rules such as Click the “Create citation” those around capitalization, helping button, and... students understand the citation process
Building a bibliography The citation is automatically formatted and added to the student’s list. They continue the process to build a works cited
Citing a website Automatically cite a website by simply entering a URL. EasyBib will grab the data from the site and automatically fill in the form *EasyBib cautions to check that all of the information is correct and to fill in any empty fields
Information literacy for websites EasyBib shows students the robust criteria used to evaluate the website, and if not EasyBib has analyzed evaluated, provides criteria andthe most cited websites questions to help them and alerts students on evaluate the website as a which sources are credible source to use in credible to cite, which research aren’t, and which ones are in the middle
Information literacy for websites EasyBib provides visual examples and guidelines so students learn to find and analyze criteria used in evaluating online sources. Examples show credible,questionable, and non-credible websites
Source guide – Choosing the right source If uncertain about a source, a student can click the help link, which is on all 59 forms and the tab menuThe Source guide helps students understand and distinguish what type of source they are citing by providing definitions, examples, and suggestions of different source types, and guides them to the correct form
Citation guide The Citation guide, found at the tab menu, provides definitions of key sources, and shows where bibliographic data is found and formatted, helping students understand the fundamentals of research and information gathering
Manual entry and annotations If preferable or if information cannot be automatically found, students can manually enter their citation data. EasyBib will properly format whatever is entered You can add annotations to any citation
Importing citations from databasesSelect “Upload citations” Upload citations to any list.from the “All 58 options” EasyBib supports Bibtex menu and Endnote files If your students frequently use databases, they can easily upload citations from databases into EasyBib
Direct citation export from databases Numerous databases support a direct export toEasyBib, making it easy for students to export their citations. The number of supported databases is growing
Parenthetical citations and footnotes Create parenthetical citations Create and save footnotes in MLA and APA and adjust in Chicago styleinformation included. Click the rules link on the bottom right to see the parenthetical citation guide
Switching citation styles, sorting, and tagging Manage citations and move Sort alphabetically, by them between projects source, by tag, and date created Transitioning between MLA, APA, and Chicago is seamless and automatic Add tags to organize citations
Understanding the quality of researchBibliography Analytics teach students to evaluate their own workand identify areas for improvement before submitting assignments.
Exporting your bibliography Exporting your work is easyStudents can export their fully formatted works cited to Word orGoogle Docs. They can also copy & paste and e-mail their work.
Sharing your bibliography Sharing your work is easy Students share their work with classmates for group projects or with their instructors. Students can invite others from the bibliography page or from the Projects screen by clicking Share. Students and teachers can view projects that have been shared with them in the Shared Projects area.
Sharing your bibliography Students can set different levels of permissions: view, edit, comment. They can also change permissions or delete members.
Scan and cite with the EasyBib App for iPad, iPhone, and Android •The app offers an interactive and fun way to approach citations
Notebook promotes effective researchStructured note taking…Students can link notes to sources so they can remember whereinformation comes from, helping prevent plagiarismQuotes area where students can copy and paste and track contentParaphrasing area encourages students to synthesize and understandinformationComments area pushes students to think aloud and explore ideasAbility to associate notes with the outline helps students trace informationand properly credit sources within their paperFluid organization…Organize and identify ideas, themes, and concepts by grouping, tagging,and coloring notesEasily moveable virtual notes cards promotes brainstormingList view help students understand notes and content along the variousorganizational meansOutline helps students dynamically conceptualize paper ideas
Notebook Create virtual note cards, associate notes with your outline, and manage your notes in list formatAccess the notebook through project management page or by clicking the notebook tab
Notebook – Creating a New Note Title your note Associate the note with a source in the bibliography Students can differentiate between quotes, Click the paraphrasing and their own “New note” comments/thoughts button ordouble click anywhere Add a page number, within the paragraph number, ornote pane to URL, to better track Organize notes by add a note information creating groups, adding tags and/or color-coding
Notebook – Managing virtual notesUse theorganizebutton toadd colors tonotes orgroups, and Students can createto manage virtual notes andtags arrange them within the space by dragging and dropping Bird’s-eye-view navigation provide ample room to arrange notes The Notebook allows students to fluidly manage and organize information as they research
Notebook – Using groups Group notes by dragging notes, or groups on top of one another. Change the group name by double clicking it Double click the group to expand it. Add and remove notes from the expanded group
Notebook – List viewClick list view tosee notes in amore expanded,scrolling format.Create andorganize newnotes in this viewas well.List view isinterchangeablewith visualizeview, andmodeled after View and manage notes based on groups,Cornell Note tags, notes associated with sources, or bytaking the date notes were created Students can easily disseminate notes along numerous dimensions helping organization
Notebook – Creating an outline Drags and drop bullets or use the navigation bar Students can drag notes or groups from the notes pane to the outline to associate notes with parts of their paper (drag and drop from both visualize and list view)Using the outline tool, students can dynamically structureand connect notes with their paper ideas as they research
Notebook – Printing and backing up notes Students choose how data will display.Students can click print to export andback up their notebook. Working from the outline, students can review their paper’s flow, continuity, and substance.
Notebook – CommentingClick on Open Comments toleave feedback Students and teachers can easily interact. Instructors can provide feedback and answer questions along side of student work.
Writing the PaperStudents simply tab back to projects to open up their paper.
Administrative PanelBy designating, librarians and educators as admins, they are ableto view student information, usages statistics, and edit thesubscription customization.Admins can access the administrative panel from the School link.
Student Information Admins can: •email students their passwords, •reset them directly, •and even view all student projects.Admins can view a list of all users registered from the Studentstab. Searching by last name, first name, and email addressmakes it easy to see who has registered and assist students.
Usage Statistics From the Statistics tab, admins can see usages metrics such as the number of accounts created, citations, and notes on a monthly and annual basis. Graphs make it easy to see when research is happening and when EasyBib is being utilized the most.
CustomizationPromote your school and library resources Customization empowers you to create a two-way flow between library resources and EasyBib. Simply upload your logo as a jpeg. Enter a URL to link to and the text you would like it to display as. Click Add a Link to create as many links as needed. Save when done.
The EasyBib experience“Because the Web site is so intuitive and quick, they can focus onusing reliable sources and documenting them properly instead ofworrying about formatting the citations correctly.” -MaryAnne KarreThis is fantastic and exactly the type of application the Net wascreated for. Im going to suggest it to every student I have.“ -Professor, Penn State University"I tell all of my students about this service. I teach at a universityand this is the most accurate service I have found!“ -Maria, Professor Give your students the tools to embrace better research!
Gives your students a tool they will love“I love your website. I dont know how I would make it through all thesepapers without you! Thanks so much!” – Matthew, College Student“Thank you so much for this website, I absolutely LOVE it. I have oneteacher who is really picky about bibliographies and using this website Igot an A. I told a couple friends about this and now most of the eighthgrade uses it, even my English teacher uses it to check things. You aregeniuses thanks a trillion” -Taylor, Junior high student“EasyBib, I love you! Can we get married? Haha, I just felt like shootingyou all a note to tell you how much I really appreciate the service youoffer. It is incredibly helpful, makes me feel extremely organized, and isalso quite aesthetically appealing. Thanks again!!” -Michelle , studentOver 100,000 fans on Facebook!
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