BibMe is a new citation program we would like to encourage students to try. This free program is very helpful, and offers a number of advantages over the Landmark Citation Generator.
About BibME –
will go out on the internet, find your source, and download the bibliographic
information into a bibliography using the following sources:
- Yahoo! News
must register for an account before using. Thereafter you will use your email
address and password to access your bibliographies.
search by title, author, ISBN
citations/bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles.
can be saved / edited /shared online.
bibliographies to Word.
can save as many bibliographies as you want.
less than 50% of your sources. Hit rate goes down the older the source. Poor
return on articles.
not enter periods, quotations marks, brackets, etc. BibMe will do that for you.
not correct spelling or capitalization.
is a tool for saving you time, not for doing what you cannot do. You still have
to understand the rules of your citation style, because BibMe, like all
citation generators, makes mistakes which you have to find and correct.
the following formats. All other formats have to be entered manually.
- Books and
- Articles in
magazines, journals, and newspapers
Sometimes demands information not available to you. If so, enter NA. Then
edit the resulting citation.
BibMe handles multiple authors, it does not handle multiple editors or directors.
at downloading bibliographic information on home pages, but not information you
have to drill down to.
to name home pages twice – once as the home page and once as the author. If so,
delete the author.
number of volumes for multivolume reference works.
not link to articles within databases and so cannot autofill articles from Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile, etc.
using autofill from a page within a database (other than the home page) you
will need to shorten the url to that of the home page.
you are citing a book or encyclopedia in whole, use a book search and autofill.
If citing an article/chapter in a book/encyclopedia, use the encyclopedia
format under Other – but no autofill.
does not add Print / Web / Film / etc. to