Citing Sources with easybib.com

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A tutorial showing how to use the newly improved version of easybib to create a Works Cited page. Easybib alphabetizes, formats, and creates a finished document automatically. Contact me if you'd like to download and customize the presentation for your school or organization.

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  • This slide show is out of date. EasyBib has updated and improved their interface and features. The slide show will give you an overall idea of how the website works, but it is not current (it was done in 2008). Thanks for tuning in!
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  • @guest30ba349, easybib is free for MLA, but they charge a very small fee for APA (I guess because it's more complex?). It's not very expensive, considering the convenience and the features, really. But if you want free APA you might try bibme.com -- I don't know for sure, but I think they have free APA style. Just be careful that they truly generate correct format. Easybib's been at it longer and probably has corrected more errors in its formulas & program.
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  • @guest5f1fd1, Thank you for your insightful comment. If you think this looks difficult, you should try writing a bibliography the old fashioned way, without a computer. Write it by hand with a ball-point pen, index cards, and a thick book of rules about punctuation and format rules for MLA. You have no idea...
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Citing Sources with easybib.com

  1. 1. Waiting to begin … Click when you’re ready!
  2. 2. Sharon Elin Revised 2009 Citing Internet Sources the Easy Way ~ Using Easybib.com
  3. 3. After you’ve gathered your sources for research, use an online site to format citations correctly! <ul><li>A good site to use is: </li></ul><ul><li>easybib.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. www.easybib.com <ul><li>Free access (using MLA style). </li></ul><ul><li>Saves your list to finish later. </li></ul><ul><li>Formats an entire Works Cited page without cutting and pasting each entry. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically alphabetizes and formats entries, using correct indents, typestyle, and line spacing. </li></ul><ul><li>Finished page may be saved as a Word document for editing. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is easybib.com foolproof? Absolutely NOT! <ul><li>Errors are possible if: </li></ul><ul><li>You’re missing any required information about your sources </li></ul><ul><li>You do not capitalize correctly or make careless typos or spelling errors </li></ul><ul><li>Proofreading is always crucial! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Easybib.com will lead you through the steps to create a completed works cited page. Click here to start
  7. 7. Choose “Web Site” if your source is an internet site Choose from a variety of sources
  8. 8. Easybib.com provides a blank template that prompts you for the correct information. If you are unable to find some of the information after looking for it, leave those boxes blank. Title of article (page title) Name of web site (home page) Web page address “http://www” (etc. ) Click “Next” when finished. Sponsor or corporation
  9. 9. For books, easybib provides an ISBN feature for easy citations Enter the ISBN number from the back of the book (ignore the dashes) Info about the book drops into place when you click “Autocite” 0130417173
  10. 10. To add your next citation, click here:
  11. 11. Easybib alphabetizes each new citation in a growing list. Punctuation and formatting are automatic. Click this button to add a new citation Citation #1 Citation #2 Citation #3 Citation #4 Citation #5 Citation #6 Your most recently entered citation is highlighted.
  12. 12. Want to save it to finish it later?
  13. 13. Want to save it for later? If you want to use this list later, there’s a way to save it. First, you need to create a free easybib account.
  14. 14. To create an account… First, register at home with an email address. Easybib will email you a confirmation After you register, log in with your email address & password
  15. 15. After you create a free account with easybib, you can find your list by clicking here. If you don’t finish...
  16. 16. Ready to make a final copy?
  17. 17. When you are done, easybib will create a Word document for you. Click here to create a Word document
  18. 18. Allow the download
  19. 19. Select “Open”
  20. 20. This file is “read-only.” It needs to be saved as a Word document. There are no toolbars for editing.
  21. 21. Click “File” and select “Save As…”
  22. 22. Click the drop-down arrow to select the destination. Next, we’ll change these. Not yet!
  23. 23. Change the filename to a logical title One more step before saving… Not yet!
  24. 24. Click the drop-down arrow and scroll through the choices to find (*.doc). Change the type of file to “Word Document (*.doc)” Important! Change the type of file from Rich Text to a Word document.
  25. 25. Change the View to “Print Layout”
  26. 26. Presto! A completed bibliography! You can make final changes or corrections if necessary.
  27. 27. PowerPoint and Tutorial by Sharon Elin, 2009

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