Cross-posted on Free Technology for Teachers.Â
EasyBib, the popular bibliography creation tool for students, recently launched a handy Android app.Â One of the excellent features of the new EasyBib Android app is the option to scan a book’s or magazine’s ISBN barcode to record the information necessary to create a proper citation.Â Users can add citations on the app and email those citations to themselves from the app.Â Just as if you were using theÂ EasyBib websiteÂ to create properly formatted citations, the app will generate MLA format citations for free. If you want to generate citations in APA or Chicago style you will have to pay for a subscription to the service.
The video below is an overview of the iPhone app. The Android app performs the same functions.
I like the promise of the barcode scanning aspect of the app. If it works as promised, it could be a great tool for students to use to make sure they’ve gotten all the information they need about a they’ve borrowed from a library before returning it.