Who vs. Whom: Which Do I Use?

Most people know there is a difference between who and whom, but few remember what it is. In truth, you could go your entire life and only use whom a handful of times, but when those rare grammatical moments strike, if you want to be prepared, we are here to help. (EasyBib.com is also here […] ...

Introduction to Subject and Keyword Headings

When starting to find resources for your next project, smart searching tips (and creating citations ( usually in MLA style or APA style) as you research can save you time and effort in the end. Searching online for a research project requires strategy. Typing a complete research question into the search bar could leave you with millions […] ...

New & Improved Guides Homepage!

Out with the old and in with the new! We’re excited to share the launch of our new EasyBib Writing Center Website! We listened to your requests, worked with our team, and developed a website chock full of features – just for you! Here are some key features of our new EasyBib Writing Center website: […] ...

Gathering Strong Evidence

This is the first of two lessons that teach research and comprehension skills around the topic of the Christopher Columbus. The second will be published in a week. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style. Photo Source: “I’m Christopher Columbus” by Claus Rebler. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Original image […] ...

Video Lesson: Citations for Beginners

Level: Elementary school, Middle school Length: 3:15 Notes: Citations are in MLA 8th edition Looking for more? Click here to see all of our video lessons and infographics.   Plagiarism: It’s a tough word for young students to read and understand, but it also comes with some scary consequences. Consequences can include teacher, parent, and/or […] ...

How to Write an Amazing Persuasive Essay

The entire point of a persuasive essay is to persuade or convince the reader to agree with your perspective on the topic. In this type of essay, you’re not limited to facts. It’s completely acceptable to include your opinions and back them up with facts, where necessary. Tricks for Writing a Persuasive Essay In this […] ...

How to Make Your Argumentative Essay Rock

Are you writing an argumentative essay for school and just don’t feel that it’s as good as it could be? This type of writing can be challenging, since it requires plenty of research, but it can also be quite rewarding. Argumentative writing tends to be balanced in that it acknowledges all sides of the issue. […] ...

Expository Essays: Tips, Tricks and Topics

Every student has to write an expository essay at least once in their educational career. These are actually fairly simple essays to write, but they do require some serious research skills. Like most academic essays, the expository essay requires formal writing with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Tips for Writing a Kick-Butt Essay Want to […] ...

MLA 8 is Now the Default Citation Style

Great news has arrived just before the fall semester rush: MLA 8 is now the default citation style on EasyBib.com! If you go to our main page at www.easybib.com, you’ll notice that MLA 8 is listed as the first citation style option. MLA 7 will remain as a free option for those who need it. […] ...

American Revolution Lesson: Using Balanced Sources

This is the third in a series of lessons that teach research and writing skills around the topic of the American Revolution. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style.   Overview In this lesson, you will learn the importance of using balanced sources in your research. You’ve Found Your Sources…Now What? […] ...