Services & Policies - Fall 2013
It's Easy to Make the Move to EasyBib
- The Library is always eager to give users what they want, so it should come as no surprise that as of September 1st, we will be changing citation management software subscriptions from RefWorks to EasyBib. This came as a result of an analysis that was done on the use of the EasyBib website by the University community. Between June 2012 and March 2013, EasyBib experienced over 16,000 visits from users coming to their site from The University of Scranton. The Library was astonished to find that University community members were already heavy EasyBib users even before a subscription was started!
- EasyBib offers some unique features that students find especially useful when writing papers including: help in evaluating websites, an analysis feature which gives a critique of your citation sources, and video tutorials. The EasyBib website also contains step-by-step instructions on how to create citations for up to 59 different types of materials.
- EasyBib offers apps for both Android and Apple phones and tablets that enable scanning, tracking and creating citations for books in one quick step. The Library's School Edition subscription to EasyBib gives students, faculty, and staff access to a richer assortment of citation and paperwriting tools such as the ability to create virtual notecards and set up paper outlines. These tools help writers organize their thoughts and attribute quotations correctly. The School Edition subscription to EasyBib provides users with access to the Chicago/Turabian and APA citation styles in addition to the MLA citation style which is available with the EasyBib “free” version. Once you have set up an EasyBib account you will continue to have access to your projects and citations even if you are no longer affiliated with the University.
- The Library has created a Research Guide with additional resources to help you use EasyBib. There are instructions to help move citations from RefWorks to EasyBib as well as links to more instructional resources. For more details about citations, take a look at the Library's guides for English & Theatre under "Writing Style and Citations" and Zotero. Zotero is a free citation management software that offers additional citation styles including AMA.