We're looking for people to participate in usability research to make edshelf easier to use. Help improve edshelf!


EasyBib is an automatic bibliography composer. When you have sources you need to cite properly for your research paper, EasyBib will help you format your sources quickly and accurately. Millions of students a month use EasyBib to cite sources for their papers.

EasyBib is a service of ImagineEasy Solutions, a tiny company that makes big products.

Our story

When we (Neal and Darshan) were in high school, we each had a huge writing assignment. We found that the most tedious part of our paper wasn't the writing or the researching, but the bibliography itself. We had to constantly refer to our citation guides to figure out how to cite sources and where to put the periods, commas, and underlines.

Needless to say, we thought this would be a perfect application for the Web. After a few months of figuring out all the bibliography rules (Neal) and coding the site (Darshan), the first version of EasyBib launched in February 2001.

Eight years later, EasyBib is now the largest online bibliography site on the Web, visited by millions of students per month. We've expanded our team with some of the smartest people out there, and are going to continue building products that make life easier, faster, and better for our users.


The free automatic bibliography and citation maker
MyBib Pro
$4.99/mo, $14.99/6 mos, or $19.99/yr
Includes APA and Chicago/Turabian formats, no advertising, parenthetical formatting, footnotes formatting, website quality check, notes and outlining tools.
School Edition
Offers special school customization, no advertising, IP authentication, and Google App authentication.
Library Edition
Includes a unique partnership with OCLC, giving students access to their library services right on EasyBib.


edtech digest

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Among the largest and most popular online bibliographic composition tools (it was used by over 33 million students last year), EasyBib is a great resource for students and educators. They estimate they’ve saved students over 162,884,800 minutes of research time. Taking the hassle, tedium, and frustrating minutiae out of creating bibliographies, you can use their AutoCite function to automatically create a citation by just typing in a book title, web address, or journal article. The app does all the work....

Read more: Cool Tool | EasyBib for Students and Teachers


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Papers, Papers, Papers, & more Papers. That about sums up your college assignments. If you were anything like me you had an awful time making sure your paper’s sources were cited correctly on your bibliography page. I never knew when there were changes made to MLA, let alone what the changes were. I secretly believe they make changes to MLA just to sell a new book each year. Well, those worries are gone… sort of. Easy Bib is an app in...

Read more: EasyBib

Monika Arora

Online English and Biology Teacher

Sunday, September 09, 2012

As a Writing teacher, I love introducing the various forms and techniques of writing to my students. However, I always found that though most of them (esp. those who are new to writing research papers) enjoyed researching and writing, they were at a loss when it came to writing the bibliography. EasyBib is a great tool for them. It formats the input reference material in the required format, be it MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. The MLA version is free, but the users are required to pay for Premium service that provides access to APA and other formats. As a Writing teacher, I would recommend it to all students, as with its help they can focus more on their writing, instead of worrying about the bibliography and citations.
Edie Webber

teacher, instructor at High School, University

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I use this tool for students who are assigned a research project that requires a reference page and intext citations. The strength of this tool is that the references are created automatically in the correct MLA format for the student, and is kept track of for the individual student when he/she logs in. From there, it can be printed out or attached, copied and pasted directly into the text of a document. EasyBib is an automatic generating system saving the student a great deal of work that allows them the time to do the research and writing instead.
Stanley Crawford

Friday, August 31, 2012

EasyBib: EasyBib formats your bibliography for you in the American Psychology Association (APA) format. This is outstanding software, as it will save you time in your writing. You will be able to concentrate more on your content instead of worrying about whether your bibliography is in the proper format.

For students in the classroom, once you have shown them what goes into writing citations and annotations of bibliographies, you can then introduce them to time saving technology, EasyBib.
Anneda Nettleton

Middle school Language Arts Teacher at Science Hill Independent School

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I love writing, but not bibliographies! Easy Bib makes bibliographies less of a headache, so that authors can concentrate on their writing, not their referencing. By imputting a resource's information, the web site is able to generate the reference type needed (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)

Last year, I started using Easy Bib while my eigth grade students and I were composing a heavily researched argumentative piece. The students seemed to be losing their references, almost as soon as they could find them. This web site was wonderful for keeping track of their researched sites and other resources.

This web site will benefit students and adults throughout their middle, high, collegitate, and professional years!
Jill Mountain

Teacher at BBP Schools

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This is a great free resource for creating MLA citations. Students working on their first formal research papers can by stymied by all of the formatting requirements for their citations. EasyBib solves that problem. I especially like the feature that allows students to type in a title or link to an ebook to generate a citation. APA is a premium feature and requires a membership, but MLA is free, and most middle-school and high school students use APA.

How do you use this tool?

or create an account to share your experiences with this tool.