Showing posts with label MyBib. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MyBib. Show all posts

Monday, November 5, 2018

MyBib is Back

The last time that I wrote about MyBib it was to report that I didn't have any information about when it would be back online, if ever. That was exactly one month ago. This morning I received an email from a reader named Eliza who excitedly told me that MyBib is back! As soon as I read her email I went to check it out and, sure enough, MyBib seems to back and functioning as before.

If you're wondering what all this is about, MyBib is a free online bibliography creation tool. Unlike some other bibliography creation services MyBib doesn't charge a fee for their advanced features like exporting your bibliography to Google Drive or using a citation style other than MLA or APA. MyBib can create citations and bibliographies in a wide range of styles including the popular MLA, APA, Chicago, IEEE, and Harvard styles. Watch my video to see how your students can use MyBib to create bibliographies.

Hopefully, MyBib stays around this time. It's frustrating for you and it's frustrating for me to see a promising service quickly shut-down as MyBib did the first time.

Friday, October 5, 2018

What Happened to MyBib? - An Update

Back in August I wrote a blog post and made a video about a promising new bibliography tool called MyBib. Judging by the number of emails and phone calls that I've received about it in the last month, a lot of you liked it too. Unfortunately, the developers had to take it offline until they can fully support the number of users that signed-up to use it.

Unfortunately, I don't have any firm information about when it will be back online for teachers and students to use.

Monday, August 20, 2018

MyBib - A Free Citation Generator

MyBib is a free, open source citation generator that rivals similar services that charge a subscription fee. MyBib can create citations and bibliographies in a wide range of styles including the popular MLA, APA, Chicago, IEEE, and Harvard styles. If a student isn't sure which style to use, he or she can see examples of each style by clicking the information icon next to the style name in MyBib.

To create a citation on MyBib go to the site and click the orange "Add Citation" button. When you click the citation button you'll be prompted to specify the type of material that you want to cite. After making that select you can enter the title of the document, book, journal, video, podcast, artwork, or other artifact to cite. One of the great things about MyBib is that if you don't know the complete title of a work you can search for it through MyBib. Once you've entered or selected a title a citation will be made. You can proofread and edit your citations in MyBib.

Your citations will be added into a project in your free MyBib account. You can create multiple projects in your account to keep track of citations. Click the "download bibliography" button on any of your projects at any time. You can download your bibliography as a Word file, save it as a Google Doc, print it, email it, or simply copy and paste it into an existing document.

Applications for Education
MyBib offers all of the features that a student needs to generate a bibliography without the cost associated with services like EasyBib that charge a subscription fee to unlock all of their features.

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