Making citations is one of the most laborious chores you’ll ever have to do as a student. This is particularly true for MLA citations, which can be challenging. Thankfully, there is a simple fix that can eliminate all the hassle from this procedure: EasyBib. In this post, we’ll look more closely at EasyBib, show you how to add it to Google Docs, and discuss how it can make it simple and quick for you to write MLA citations.
How To Use EasyBib: A step by step guide
Cite a book using EasyBib:
- Locate the blue box and click on the “Book” tab.
- In the white box, enter the ISBN number of the book and click on “Cite this.”
- From the list of results, select the book that matches your title and author, then click “Select.”
- If the entered ISBN number yields no results, click on “Cite this source manually.”
- Verify or enter the necessary information from the book: a. For “Contributors,” select either “Author” or “Editor” and enter the first, middle, and last names. If there are multiple authors or editors, click on “+ Add another contributor.” b. Enter the book’s title. c. Provide the publisher’s name. d. Specify the city of publication. e. Enter the publication year.
- Once you have confirmed that all the information is accurate, click on “Create Citation.”
- Your citation will now appear in the Bibliography section at the bottom of the page. It will remain saved unless you close the window.
- To cite another book, return to the top of the page and click on the “Book” tab in the blue box.
- Repeat the aforementioned instructions to add your other book sources.
- After verifying the information for your second book and clicking on “Create Citation,” both of your citations will be displayed under the Bibliography section at the bottom of the page.
- Continue following these steps for all your book sources.
Cite a website using EasyBib:
To cite a website, click on the Website tab in the blue box at the top of the page.
- Click on “Cite this” after pasting the URL.
- Double-check or enter the necessary information from the website: a. Enter the article title. b. Specify the author or editor (if applicable). If there are multiple authors or editors, click on “+ Add another contributor.” c. Provide the publisher or sponsor’s name (usually the website’s name). d. Enter the website’s URL. e. Specify the date when the website was created or last updated (sometimes it’s only a year). f. Provide the date when you accessed the website (day, month, and year).
- After verifying that all the information is accurate, click on “Create Citation.”
- Your citation will be displayed in the Bibliography section at the bottom of the page.
- To add another website, return to the top of the page and click on the “Website” tab in the blue box.
- Repeat the above instructions to add your other website sources.
- Once you have added all of your sources (both print and online), make sure they are listed in alphabetical order in the Bibliography box.
- If the sources are not in alphabetical order, click on “Select All” in the Bibliography box and ensure that checkmarks are next to all of your sources. Then, click on “Sort Order” and choose “Alphabetize.”
Create your Works Cited Sheet From Home using EasyBib:
To create your Works Cited page click on “Export or Print”, from the drop down menu,
choose “Print as Word Doc”.
- To open Microsoft Word on your home computer, locate the program and launch it.
- At the top left of the page, add your name. Make sure to format the document correctly by following these steps:
- a. Your name should be “left justified” on the left side of the page with a skipped line.
- b. Place “Works Cited” in the center of the page and skip another line.
- c. Arrange your sources in alphabetical order.
- d. If a citation is longer than one line, indent the second line, but not the first line.
- It should look like this: Stacey, Thomas, Maurie Manning, and Michael Spackman. The Titanic. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1989. Print.
- Once all your sources are correctly formatted, double space the entire page.
- To do this, highlight the entire page, including the line with your name. Then click on “Format,” select “Paragraph,” choose “Double” spacing under “Spacing,” and click “OK.” When you are finished, save the Works Cited page and click “Print.”
Citations are an essential but frequently time-consuming activity for students. Fortunately, EasyBib allows you to quickly and effortlessly produce MLA citations without worrying about formatting or challenging restrictions. EasyBib may be added to your Google Docs account and you can start using it right away by following the straightforward instructions provided in this article. Why then wait? Try EasyBib out to see how much simpler it may make your academic life.