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Easybib Basics

Uses & Features

I. Easybib - Creating an account

Make sure you are logged in to WMU Google Apps. Go to & Click on the "Sign Up" link. 

Sign Up using your WMU Gmail account. Your account will be generated automatically:

Once your new Easybib account has been created, you have to click on the "Login" link instead:



Please note that if you would like to use your Easybib account after your graduation, we recommend you to Sign Up for an account manually and remember your password:


Use WMU Coupon Code to activate free access.

1) Click arrow next to your email address near top of page, select "Coupon Codes" from the drop-down menu:

2) Select "Click here" to upgrade link from the menu:

3) Enter coupon code in the text box in blue field and save

II. Create a new project.

Click on the "+New Project" button, give it a name & make sure you are using the right format - APA:

III. Direct export from databases.

A real time saver, direct export from databases is available with most of library databases, including the Discovery Service! 

Search for a material on, go to the detailed view of a record, or simply click on PDF Full-text. You will be able to use Direct Export feature from the Tools menu on your right-hand side. In the example below we limited the search to just ebooks.

(Click here to view a more detailed guide on how to use the EBSCO Discovery Service at WMU)

By default, the citation will be saved to the project you have been working on. You will always be able to change the location of your reference later, and reuse it for different projects.

IV. Editing citiations.

You should not assume that the citation you exported from a database is in the right format. In many cases, Easybib will automatically warn you that there is something wrong with your citation.

Please always double check your citations. If something needs to be changed, you can go to Edit mode and make modifications:

V. Searching for citations

You can search and cite 22 designated sources. Simply click on the "All 59 options" button next to the search box. The ones with red asterisks can automatically be cited for you, if available:

Select the one you need, and try searching. From the results, click on the "Cite This" button and make any changes that might be needed, then save the citation:

Did not find what you were looking for? Use "Manual cite" feature below the search box! Find out how below.

VI. Manual Cite

If the citation is not available, use manual cite feature:

While citing, always make sure the citation is in the right format - APA. Read rules, including capitalization rules.

VII. In-text citations

Find the citation needed in the bibliography you created.

Under the citation you will see a link that says "parenthetical", click on it. Feel free to add a page number.

You then will be able to copy and paste the in-text citation in any document:

IIX. Exporting your bibliography

1. Check if the format is right once again - APA;

2. Look through the citations, making sure they are right. Alphabetize them, remove duplicates;

3. Export the bibliography using the most convenient way for you:

IX. Reusing your citations for other projects.

You can reuse your citations as many times as you wish. Simply select the Project you have your citation in, tick the box next to the citation that needs modification and select "With checked". There are different options, and one of them is copying into another project. Once you duplicate the citation, you will be able to see it in the list of citations for the current project.

X. Use Notebook feature.

Easybib official Notebook overview video:

XI. Learn more.

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