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Alert: The Notebook feature will be discontinued on July 31st, 2017. If you have information saved in your Notebook, follow these steps to save your information.

What is EasyBib?

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EasyBib is an online tool that helps you cite your sources. You can use EasyBib to create citations in all of the popular styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, and more.

EasyBib Academic Edition

UMW subscribes to EasyBib Academic Edition, which includes extra features that are not available in the free version of EasyBib:

  • More citation styles (APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Parenthetical formatting
  • Footnote formating
  • Importing citations from library databases
  • Virtual notetaking
  • No ads

As a UMW student, faculty member, or staff member, you can use EasyBib Academic Edition at no extra charge.

Try it!

You can use EasyBib to create citations even if you don't have an EasyBib account. Go ahead, try it!

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Click here for instructions.

EasyBib also offers advanced features, such as saving citations for later or sorting citations into projects. To use these advanced features, you'll need to create an account.

Creating an account

If you don't already have an EasyBib account, click here to create a new account. You may be asked to log in. You can log in with your UMW NetID and password (just like Canvas or myUMW).

If you already have an account for the free version of EasyBib, you can upgrade your account to EasyBib Academic Edition at no charge. To upgrade an existing account, click here and log in to your EasyBib account.


Your EasyBib account lets organize your citations into projects. You can have several projects at once. For example, if you're doing research for a paper about Shakespeare and a presentation about Honduras, you could save your Shakespeare citations in one project and your Honduras citations in another project.

To create your first project, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your EasyBib account.
  • Click the New Project button.
  • EasyBib will ask you a few questions about your new project. Answer the questions and then click Create.

Subject Guide

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