June 26, 2007
By Elisabeth Grant
The new website BibMe claims to be “the quickest way to build a works cited page.” While that assertion is yet to be tested, the site does offer some pretty cool features displayed on a very clean interface, and did we mention it’s free?!
To use BibMe, first pick what type of source you’d like to cite. Choose from a selection of seven tabs on the top of the screen, labeled book, magazine, newspaper, website, journal, film, and other. You’re then able to search that section by your source’s title or URL. BibMe offers you a list of search results, from which you can select your source. Once selected, voila! all of its bibliographic info is autofilled for you (there is also a manual entry mode, where you can fill in the info yourself). As you create citations they are gathered on the right side of your screen on a mock piece of notebook paper titled “My Bibliography.” Once you’ve created your bibliography you can download it as a word document, or you can create a BibMe account (also free) and save it online for next time. Of course BibMe’s hippest feature is the “Share on Facebook” ability.
On a related note, see our past post on another bibliography builder, Zotero.