Instructional Guide
How does EasyBib make research easier?Citation GenerationEasily create a bibliography in MLA, APA, and Chicago stylesExp...
Registering with IP authentication                                   1. Click the                                   regist...
Access your library’s resource                                       EasyBib Library Edition Offers                       ...
Getting startedThis is the project management page. From hereyou can create, manage, and view projects. Start        by cl...
Creating a new project                         To start your project,                         give it a title             ...
Starting a bibliography                                            Your new                                            pro...
Selecting a source type to cite  Here is the bibliography start page; from here there are tabs for the most popular source...
Viewing all source types                           Clicking on the                           “All 59 options”             ...
Citing a book                                                EasyBib allows                                               ...
Citing a book         The fields are automatically filled in for you!                                            Be sure t...
Building your list                        Your citation                                    is                      automat...
Citing a website               You can automatically                 format a website by              simply entering a UR...
Information literacy for websites                            EasyBib will show you EasyBib has analyzed         criteria o...
Source guide                                               Not sure if                                               you’r...
Manual entry and annotations                   If you prefer, or if                   your information                   c...
Citation guide                                                     Need help                                              ...
Importing citations from databasesSelect “Upload citations”    Upload your citations tofrom the “All 58 options”   your li...
Direct citation export from databases   Numerous databases support a direct export toEasyBib, making it easy for  students...
Parenthetical citations and footnotes   Create parenthetical      Create and save footnotescitations in MLA and APA       ...
Switching citation styles, sorting, and tagging Manage citations and move     Sort alphabetically, by  them between projec...
Understanding the quality of research  Bibliography Analytics help you to evaluate your work andidentify areas for improve...
Exporting your bibliography             Sharing and exporting your work is easyYou can export your works cited fully forma...
Sharing your bibliography    Sharing your work is easy                            Share your work with                    ...
Sharing your bibliography                    You can set different                   levels of permissions:               ...
Notebook Create virtual note cards, associate notes withyour outline, and manage your notes in list format    Access the n...
Notebook – Creating a New Note                                               Title your note                              ...
Notebook – Managing virtual notesUse theorganizebutton toadd colors tonotes orgroups, and       Here you can createto mana...
Notebook – Using groups                    Group notes by                    dragging notes, or                    groups ...
Notebook – List viewClick list viewto see notesin a moreexpanded,scrollingformat. Createand organizenew notes inthis view ...
Notebook – List viewClick list viewto see notesin a moreexpanded,scrollingformat. Createand organizenew notes inthis view ...
Notebook – Creating an outline                 Create an outline of your paper                 as you takes notes and     ...
Notebook – Printing and backing up notes                                            You can choose how data will display.C...
Notebook – CommentingClick on Open Comments toleave feedback                            Students and teachers can         ...
Writing the PaperSimply tab back to projects to open up your     paper.
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EasyBib Library Edition Student Instructional Presentation

  1. 1. Instructional Guide
  2. 2. How does EasyBib make research easier?Citation Generation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 citationsNote TakingTwo systems: virtual note cards and Cornell Note takingCreate an outlineGroup, tag, and associates notes with your outline and sources
  3. 3. Registering with 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 gives you premium feature access. Register at any point to create a premium account, save your work, and access it from anywhere!
  4. 4. Access your library’s resource EasyBib Library Edition Offers a customized version of EasyBib with: •Your library’s branding •Embedded WorldCat search •Embedded virtual reference services •Links to library resourcesIntercept students where they’re already going, and immediately add your library’s value to more students than ever
  5. 5. Getting startedThis is the project management page. From hereyou can create, manage, and view projects. Start by clicking “Create a new project”
  6. 6. Creating a new project To start your project, give it a title Next, select the desired citation style (don’t worry if you pick the wrong one, you can always change it laterThen click “Create” automatically)
  7. 7. Starting a bibliography Your new project has been created and appears at the bottom of your listTo start creating citations for this project, just click“Bibliography.” Click “Notebook” to create notesand an outline. Click “Paper” to open a Google doc.
  8. 8. Selecting a source type to cite Here is the bibliography start page; from here there are tabs for the most popular sources, aswell as a tab for all 59 sources EasyBib supports
  9. 9. Viewing all source types Clicking on the “All 59 options” tab will expand a pane that provides you with links to forms that will help you cite just about any type of source you may come across
  10. 10. Citing a book EasyBib allows users to automatically format book citations by simply entering a title, keyword or ISBN. EasyBib offers auto-citing for 22 of the 59 sources Enter your search term, find theappropriate edition from the list, click “select”, and...
  11. 11. Citing a book The fields are automatically filled in for you! Be sure to make sure the information is correct Select the correct medium & add additional info The “LearnCite” feature shows you where different elements are placed within the citation, andClick the “Create citation” highlights specific rules such as button, and... those around capitalization
  12. 12. Building your list Your citation is automatically formatted and added to your list. Continue the process to build your works cited
  13. 13. Citing a website You can automatically format a website by simply entering a URL. EasyBib will grab the data from the site and automatically fill in the form *Be sure to make sure all of the information is correct and fill in any empty fields
  14. 14. Information literacy for websites EasyBib will show you EasyBib has analyzed criteria on how thethe most cited websites website was evaluated, and will let you know and how you can what sources are evaluate the website as credible to cite, what a credible source to use aren’t, and what are in in your research the middle
  15. 15. Source guide Not sure if you’re at the correct form? Click the Help link, which is on all 59 forms and the tab menu The source guide will give you suggestions,definitions and examples of specific source types and then re-direct you to the appropriate form
  16. 16. Manual entry and annotations If you prefer, or if your information cannot be automatically found, you can manually enter the data for your citation. Enter as much information as you can. EasyBib will automatically format it for you You can add annotations to any citation
  17. 17. Citation guide Need help understanding and finding information?Clicking on the “Citation Guide” tab will take you to a pagethat defines key sources, and using examples, shows youthe location of different data elements
  18. 18. Importing citations from databasesSelect “Upload citations” Upload your citations tofrom the “All 58 options” your list. Click the tutorial menu links if you need help
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Parenthetical citations and footnotes Create parenthetical Create and save footnotescitations in MLA and APA in Chicago style and adjust what information you’d like to include
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Understanding the quality of research Bibliography Analytics help you to evaluate your work andidentify areas for improvement before submitting assignments.
  23. 23. Exporting your bibliography Sharing and exporting your work is easyYou can export your works cited fully formatted to Word or GoogleDocs. You can also copy & paste, e-mail, or create a unique URLto give to a teacher so they can access your bibliography directly
  24. 24. Sharing your bibliography Sharing your work is easy Share your work with team members for group projects or your teacher. You can invite others from the bibliography page or from the Projects screen by clicking Share. You can view projects that have been shared with you in the Shared Projects area.
  25. 25. Sharing your bibliography You can set different levels of permissions: view, edit, comment. You can also change permissions or delete members.
  26. 26. Notebook Create virtual note cards, associate notes withyour outline, and manage your notes in list format Access the notebook from the accountmanagement page or by clicking the notebook tab
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. Notebook – Managing virtual notesUse theorganizebutton toadd colors tonotes orgroups, and Here you can createto manage virtual notes andtags arrange them within the space by dragging and dropping With the bird’s-eye-view navigation, you can look around the entire note space – so there’s plenty of room for all your information!
  29. 29. 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. You can add and remove notes from the expanded group
  30. 30. Notebook – List viewClick list viewto see notesin a moreexpanded,scrollingformat. Createand organizenew notes inthis view aswell View and manage notes based on groups, tags, sources associated with notes, or by the date notes were createdNotes created in the list and visualize view are interchangeable
  31. 31. Notebook – List viewClick list viewto see notesin a moreexpanded,scrollingformat. Createand organizenew notes inthis view aswell View and manage notes based on groups, tags, sources associated with notes, or by the date notes were createdNotes created in the list and visualize view are interchangeable
  32. 32. Notebook – Creating an outline Create an outline of your paper as you takes notes and generate ideas Use the navigation bar to create and move bullets. You can also drag and drop bullets Drag notes or groups from the notes pane to the outline to associate notes with parts of your paper. You can drag notes and groups both from the visualize and the list view
  33. 33. Notebook – Printing and backing up notes You can choose how data will display.Click Print to export and back up theirnotebook. Working from the outline, you can review your paper’s flow, continuity, and substance.
  34. 34. 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.
  35. 35. Writing the PaperSimply tab back to projects to open up your paper.

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