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Description and Information

What is EasyBib?

EasyBib is a citation formatting and management tool provided free of charge to CSU Stanislaus students by the University Library.


Do I still need a style manual?

EasyBib is a useful tool, but as with any citation formatting software program, it is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. To ensure the accuracy of your citations, consult the official style manual for the style you are using (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.).

Call numbers for locating the library's copies of the official style manuals can be found on the library's APA, MLA, and Chicago Style pages.            

Do I need to register for EasyBib?

You only need to register if you want to keep and manage your list of citations from session to session.

For a free  upgrade from a personal account to the Library's premium account, login to your personal account after accessing an EasyBib from a link on the CSU Stanislaus Library site. 


How do I use EasyBib?

Gather the information needed to cite a source (author, title, publication information, etc.) and enter it into the online forms provided by EasyBib. See the Video tutorial for more information.    


How do I access EasyBib?

Any link to EasyBib from the University Library's website will provide CSU Stanislaus students access to the library's account free of charge.
(You can also go directly to the library's EasyBib URL: http://library.csustan.edu/s/purl.php?1258

To use a Facebook, Google, Yahoo, AOL or Open ID account to access EasyBib:

  1. You must login to EasyBib with your Facebook, Google, etc., account while on the CSU Stanislaus campus.  This will upgrade your account to "EasyBib Pro" for free under  the CSU Stanislaus campus subscription.
  2. After your account has been upgraded, to access the full Pro account from off-campus using a Facebook, Google, etc., simply go straight to EasyBib (http://easybib.com).


Be sure to automatically update your personal account:
All CSU Stanislaus personal premium accounts are downgraded to free accounts upon the library's renewal of the EasyBib subscription (every July). To upgrade your account back to a full account using the library's subscription:

  • If you login to EasyBib using your Facebook, Google, Yahoo, AOL, or OpenID account:
    1. Visit the CSU Stanislaus campus (and use a workstation on campus or access the Internet using the Campus Wireless network).
    2. Login to EasyBib using one of the library's links to EasyBib.
  • If you have a separate login for EasyBib, simply use one of the library's links to EasyBib and login to your account.

After you login using your personal EasyBib account, your personal account should then be re-upgraded to the Library's EasyBib Pro status.