Students don’t always like using databases. How do we know that? Of the top sources cited on EasyBib only one of them is actually a database (it’s JSTOR if you were curious) and the rest were all websites, including sites with user-generated content like Wikipedia and Answers.com.

We can’t force students to use sources found in databases, but we CAN make it a little easier to cite from them.

We’ve partnered with several databases and credible websites (full list below) to make it super easy for students to cite books, articles, etc. found in databases on EasyBib. All students need to do is find the EasyBib link or icon and click on it (much like the one at the top of this article). To add the citation to the right project, students should be logged into EasyBib and inside their project within the same browser.

This video demonstrates how students can cite directly from ProQuest.

If there are other databases or websites where you’d like to see direct citation to EasyBib, please let us know! (You can use the comment section below or email me at caitlyn[at]imagineeasy.com). It certainly doesn’t hurt to contact your representatives from the database providers, either 😉

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WorldCat.org: Export to EasyBib functionality on every bibliographical record.

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Credo Reference: Export to EasyBib functionality on all reference articles and Topic Pages

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Gale Cengage: Export to EasyBib from select databases

           

Merriam-Webster: Export to EasyBib from select databases

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InstaGrok: Cite any website saved into InstaGrok

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ABC CLIO: Export to EasyBib functionality on all database articles

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Proquest: Export to EasyBib from all academic databases

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Mackin: Export from VIA directly to EasyBib

Alexander Street Press: Citation formatting and direct export to EasyBib.

Infobase: Direct export to EasyBib.

SIRS: Direct export to EasyBib.

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IGI Global: Export to EasyBib functionality on all books, book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts.

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Finding Dulcinea: EasyBib Cite widget on all posts

Caity Selleck is the in-house librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady. You can find her on Twitter, @Caity_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.

Caitlyn Selleck

Caitlyn Selleck

Senior Product Manager at Imagine Easy Solutions
Caity has a BA in Political Science and History and an MLIS in Library Science. She has worked in libraries, universities, museums and for the State of New York. Caity currently writes content for ResearchReady and ensures that it works the way our users need it to. She also helps to create content pieces to help students learn about information literacy and research. She used to play varsity Water Polo in college.
Caitlyn Selleck

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