What is EasyBib?
EasyBib is perhaps the best thing to ever happen since sliced bread. At the very least, it is definitely the best thing to ever happen to research papers.
Okay great, but you didn’t answer my question. What is it?
Let me lay a little knowledge on you. Back in the day (and by day, I mean as recent as ten years ago), whenever you had to create a bibliography or a works cited page, you would have to manually format your sources. This meant that you had to know what words to capitalize, how many spaces between information, whether a comma was needed or a period, and how much to indent. Let me tell you, it was terrible.
What EasyBib does is take all the guess work out of bibliographies and work cited pages. All you have to do is enter in some information (author, title, copyright, etc) from the source you are using and EasyBib takes care of the details. Puncuation? Check. Indentation? Check. Capitalization? Check.
No matter the source, whether it is a book, website, journal article, or multimedia, EasyBib will take care of your bibliography or works cited page.
Can EasyBib do anything else?
Boy, can it?! While we primarily use EasyBib for our citations, it also offers a couple of other tools.
Hold your horses; I was just getting to that!
EasyBib provides a notebook tool that allows you to create an outline for your paper, type in notes, quotations, or ideas that can link to a source you have cited, and insert those notes into your outline. With an outline that is chock full o’notes, quotes, and research, writing the final paper is a piece of chocolate cake. Add a few conjunctions (and) and definite articles (the) and you have yourself a complete research paper.
An A+ paper, that is.