Apr 18, 2013

GLAM - EasyBib




GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. It also incorporates other cultural institutions such as theatres, zoos, botanical gardens, public broadcasters etc. (Wikimedia Outreach)

While studying Information Science, I realised that I come across many interesting resources that some people may not know about. I will be sharing some of these on a regular basis, to spread the GLAM knowledge.

This week I will share EasyBib. It's a bibliography maker that couldn't be easier. Whether you are writing an article, a piece of non-fiction, an essay or helping your kids with their homework - this handy tool will help you get it right. 



It can be very frustrating when you are reading an article and they haven't cited appropriate sources of information. Part of anyone's information literacy skills should include a basic method of citing. This website allows you to cite very simply,  using MLA format. It is free to use this part of the service. You just fill in any appropriate information and it will format it for you.
Here's an example from a post I wrote last year. This is how EasyBib would cite it.

Campbell, K. "Out of Office with Chris & Gihan." Books, Crafts & Pretty Things Blog: Out of Office with Chris & Gihan. Blogger, 25 Jan. 2012. Web. 17 Apr. 2013. <http://bookscraftsprettythings.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/out-of-office-with-chris-gihan.html>.



While you are on the site, have a play around with Research which is being Beta tested. You may just find the resource you need. 

2 comments:

  1. You find the most interesting places online and around you.

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  2. THIS will prove useful, as with the other GLAM posts you've published. Thank you, Kate.

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