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.