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CSU Stanislaus EasyBib users should attach their login to the library's new EasyBib EDU account:

  • Use the Stan State Coupon Code Instructions (stanica465) to refresh or create any personal EasyBib account in order to provide access to full EasyBib EDU features for the 2017/2018 academic year.

  • Quick Update Instructions for existing users:

    • Use the Stan State EasyBib link and login with your EasyBib account.

    • Once logged into EasyBib, click on the down arrow next to your name in the upper right corner.

    • You should see a list of choices, including "Settings" and possibly "Coupon Code."

      • If "Coupon Code" is listed, choose it and enter "stanica465" when prompted for a code.

      • If "Coupon Code" is not listed, choose "Settings," and then "Edit My Profile," and make sure the "School" entry has 465 listed in the box. 

Accounts without the Coupon Code attached reverted to the "free account" (which only provides access to the MLA Citation style) in July 2017.  CSU Stanislaus will users need to update any personal logins with the Coupon Code (see instructions) to access all EasyBib EDU functionality in 2017/2018, including all citation styles (APA and Chicago in addition to MLA), personalized bibliographies, and projects.

Changes in Summer 2017:

  • The Stan State Coupon Code is now required to refresh or create any personal accounts to provide access to the full EasyBib EDU features available via CSU Stanislaus.

  • The EasyBib "Notebook" feature was retired on July 14, 2017

The notebook feature allows you to add quotations and notes about individual sources listed in your bibliographies for each source/citation.  After the notebook feature is retired, users with a registered account will still be able to access any citations/sources, bibliographies, and projects saved in their account with continued access to EasyBib for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Changes in Summer 2018:

Note: EasyBib is phasing all institutional access in July 2018. For the 2017-2018 academic year, CSU Stanislaus users will have free access to EasyBib EDU which includes support for all citation styles, existing/new bibliographies (personalized lists of citations/sources), and projects.  Starting in July 2018, EasyBib will no longer support institutional access (but individual users will be able to purchase individual accounts).


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