By Scott Trudeau


January 22, 2009

Building a bibliography just got a whole lot easier; “Bibme” makes citing sources a breeze. Bibme offers a huge database that auto-fills bibliographic information automatically. The site also offers a “Manual Entry Mode” that provides a template for your citation, but the “Automatic Bibliography Maker” is so darn easy!
I decided to take Bibme for a spin using a book my daughters recently finished reading, Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet.” I typed in the title of the book and hit the “Find Book” button. In the blink of an eye, Bibme had returned a handful of results to select from. Sure enough, the first result was the one I was looking for. I clicked the “Select” button and “wah-lah,” there sat my results!
But don’t stop there, Bibme allows for multi-source citations! Simply create another search and click the “Add to My Bibliography” button. Bibme adds the sources to the “My Bibliography” area where you can choose to delete or edit the entry. You can also select from various formats, such as APA or MLA and it supports citations for magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, film, and even interviews!
When you are done, save your bibliography to your account (free) and export it to your word processor.