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Does the title go in Italics? What is et al. and when do you use it? What is APA 5th Edition and how is it different from the 6th Edition? Why are there different editions?
This is where Citationsy comes in. What if you never had to think about any of this again?
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“A service I loved was sold and became unbearable, so I built my own”Writing essays was the part I liked most about my time at University. Mainly because it meant I got to use iA Writer. The clean, sophisticated look of the app filled me with joy and made writing a truly fun experience. I pitied my friends struggling away with Word, their screen filled with toolbars. While they fiddled around with settings and strange copy-paste behaviour and tried to figure out how to add footnotes, I was happily typing away into a screen filled with beautiful typography and the best kind of interface there is: one that doesn’t demand your attention, shining the spotlight to where your focus should ultimately be — your work.
The other app that helped me with my essays was RefME. I would paste a link, or an ISBN, or the title of an article, and it generated the citation for it automatically. It wasn’t always perfect, but it worked most of the time. When I was done with my essay I’d grab all the references, and paste them into my document.
To this day I have no idea how to write a reference by hand in a specific style format, because I shouldn’t have to.
They even had an app that would let me scan the barcodes on the back of books to add them to my project. I was even more delighted when I discovered that they were based in London (European Startups for the win!) and founded the company when they themselves were students. It felt good to be using something made by people just a couple years older than me who were doing their best to solve a problem in an elegant way. Fast forward 3 years and I’m done with my Bachelor’s degree and have moved to Stockholm to work at a startup. One day, an email from RefME lands in my inbox. RefME becoming CiteThisForMe on February 28th.
Apparently, RefME had been sold to an American text-book company and was being folded into CiteThisForMe, an existing web tool for reference creation.
Read the whole post on Medium.com →
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Daniela Drandic, Student
The University of Dundee
Harry Powell, Student
University of Hull
EasyBib became slowly so unbearable with ads, and then when it became acquired by the evil Chegg
I lost hope and thought I’d have to cite things manually.
As a student who just wants to get assignments done quickly and easily, you’ve helped me and everyone else.
I can’t thank you enough for not only making an easy alternative to RefME that I used to treasure as a student who needs to write frequently . Keep doing what you’re doing.”
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Citationsy has helped me in my personal research and I recommend it to all my thesis students as one of the important first steps in their thesis creation.
I have found Citationsy to be highly intuitive and very user-friendly. And the archive function is extremely useful, providing valuable research in a way that both Google Scholar and our private university platform cannot.
In addition, when I had a few questions about how to reference certain forms of research, I emailed the customer service and received quick, polite and helpful replies, which solved the problem efficiently. It’s a pleasure to use your software and I highly recommend it to all who are writing academic papers and doing higher-level research.”
David Warner, Esq.
Donghua University in Shanghai, China
Spring Arbor University
“Wish I had this as a student!”
I’m Gillian, an MA International Relations student at the University of Kent.
Whilst I was doing my undergrad in Politics I was using Refme.
I believe it was bought out by CiteThisForMe and things just took a horrible turn. I’m sure you’ve come across it yourself so I won’t need to explain why it’s so bad 😂
But back to your platform, I love it!
So clean, simple and straightforward and even the fact that I can drop you a quick message is so lovely - not an experience you get everyday.”
University of Kent
“Thanks for this wonderful initiative.
It quite reduces stress and time wastage.”
It quite reduces stress and time wastage.”
Iyabo Adeyemi, Student
Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
You guys do an awesome job […] You’re doing great work, it’s appreciated in our house, and I wanted to say thanks.”
Bangladesh University of Business and Technology
I have and still do suggest Citationsy to anyone that does any typing. It is a super useful tool!”
“Kudos to you for making online accessibility to journal articles as easy as possible.”
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
So Yes! I feel your pain when “Refme Left Me.” and was replaced by citethisforme, which in my opinion is not worthy of quotation marks was another painfil experience, which lost me marks and I paid for it thinking it would be as good as and/or better than “RefMe.”
So you go for it, Cenk.”
“Citationsy is great, it helps me so much! Thank you”
“Congrats! Best citation software I've ever used. I don't use anything else since I found yours!”
University of Minnesota
Bruno Costa Teixeira
“Good luck, man :)”
Tom Hatton — Founder, RefME
I found it very easy to use and very much useful for my job.”
Dr Qushmua Alzahrani BSc(Hons) MSc PhD, Assistant Professor in Applied Health and Therapeutics
Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Georgios Chatziathanasiou, MD PhD
Ioannina University Cardiology Clinic
EasyBib had done something to their site that made it difficult to access with my screen reader.
(I’m totally blind.) And I was just finished writing a paper, and I needed to create a references page right the heck now. Well, I panicked.
All the bibliography creation services out there seemed to have been bought out by the same company, and they were all alike.
Well, what was I going to do? I had a paper due by midnight and I had to have a list of references.
It was through persistence and google that I finally located this tool, and it works very well with screen reading technology. Thanks for creating something that doesn’t suck, that blind college students can actually use!”
Southern New Hampshire University, USA
I actually just found out about it a few weeks back while searching for a no-fuss citation manager for use now that I am back in school.
To be honest? It has been a godsend in so many ways — you guys are undoubtedly a blessing to all.”
Oregon State University
Redid my bibliography and completed it in no time.”
Bloubergrant High School, South Africa