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Citing Your Sources

This guide is intended to help you cite sources, avoid plagiarism, learn about citation styles and available citation tools, and more.


Note: EasyBib is ending the EasyBib Notebook and will not longer offer Institutional Account access.  These services will end on July 31, 2017.  Some free citation tools will still be available via their website. If you have any Notebooks you would like to save please follow the instructions below to export them.  For more information, please visit their FAQ page.

Here's how to export your notecards and outline from a Notebook:

  1. Open the Notebook you wish to save
  2. Click on Print in the top row of buttons
  3. Select what you want to print:
    • Outline for only your outline
    • With Notes Data if you want to include the information on each notecard placed in the outline
    • Notes if you want to only print your notecards
    • You can select all three to include all information in the notebook.
  4. Select how you want it organized:
    • By Group for notecards placed into groups
    • By Tag for notecards that share tags
    • By Source for notecards that share the source tagged to the notecard​
    • By Date for when notecards were added 
  5. Click Next and a new tab will open (make sure your browser allows pop ups) with your notebook data in text form. You can print this page, or select the text to copy and paste to another window or document.

EasyBib is a citation generator tool which can also allow users to create a personal database of bibliographic references and automatically format a bibliography with citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. The Shapiro Library provides access to an institutional account with Easybib which you can access on the A - Z Database List.

With EasyBib you can:

  • Search for references by entering a website URL, title or a book or article, etc. to generate citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago style
  • Manually enter or import citation information to generate citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago style
  • Create a title page and bibliography for your research paper
  • Create a personal research database online 

First Time Users

New users may register with EasyBib (use coupon SouthNH515) to create an account and save their citations for later use. However please note that users do not have to register to use the citation generator features in EasyBib.

Help Using EasyBib

Check out this webinar, "Introduction to EasyBib EDU" for more information on using this resource or explore the EasyBib User Guide.