8 Things You Actually Missed About High School

Summer is wrapping up and going back to high school is lurking around the corner. Even though the months packed with pool time and limited responsibility are over, going back to school can still be exciting. You might even look forward to it! Check out these 8 things that you actually missed about high school, […] ...

Try This Information Literacy Game and Become a Better Writer

One EasyBib mission is to make you a better writer. While we focus on building tools that can improve the writing process, we also recognize that information literacy skills are tremendously important.  With the Internet, information literacy skills help you assess fact from fiction, allowing you to research more effectively and create better arguments for […] ...

Online Writing Resources That Make Your Life Easier

In light of the current climate with the COVID-19 pandemic, everything has transitioned to online services. Class lectures, online meetings, teacher notes, and even exercises are available online now. What would we do without technology? You know what else is offered online? Writing resources! Struggling with plot planning, sentence structure, and bibliographies? Here are a […] ...

7 Tips on Writing a Great Research Paper

Writing a research paper is hard. The anxiety, pressure, and challenge of writing an effective paper is something you know all too well. It’s one of the reasons we built EasyBib, to help make the research process easier.  While technology can make a difference, following an efficient end-to-end research process is still critical to doing […] ...

New Designs and a Faster Plagiarism Checker for EasyBib

We take summer vacation seriously! At EasyBib, our team has been hard at work improving the citation and writing tools that you know and love. Here are some of the exciting projects we worked on this summer that we can’t wait to share with you! Plagiarism Checking Less time waiting, more time for yourself When […] ...

How to Cite a NASA Webpage

To infinity and beyond! Outer space has captivated our collective attention for years, and there’s no better place for aspiring astronauts to visit than the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website. NASA.gov is filled with fascinating facts about our solar system and space exploration. It’s the perfect place to visit for any space-related assignment, […] ...

Teaching Insights: How to Model Effective Writing

Do you remember learning to drive? You probably didn’t learn by reading a how-to manual or listening to your parents lecture about driving. Most likely, you watched your parents operate a car while giving you step-by-step instructions. You probably learned through demonstrations and practice.  It’s the same way in education, and that’s where the strategy […] ...

How to Cite a Painting You See in Person or Online

When writing a research paper it is important to properly cite your sources. But what if the source you want to cite isn’t a book or website, but a painting? And does it make a difference if you see the painting in person at a museum, or through a secondary source like a webpage? This […] ...

How to Cite a PowerPoint Presentation

Let’s be honest: Sometimes the best information for a paper comes straight from a professor’s PowerPoint presentation. But did you know that source needs to be cited? Whether you’re making use of your instructor’s lecture materials or pulling information from a Powerpoint found online, you need to make sure to cite your sources if you […] ...

When Common Knowledge Isn’t So Common

A cat is a common pet. Chocolate is a common candy. The fact that trees are plants is common knowledge… but what does ‘common knowledge’ mean exactly? Whether your teacher requires MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or another citation format, you already know how important it is to cite the sources used in any […] ...