What is MyBib?
MyBib is a free bibliography and citation generator that makes accurate citations for you to copy straight into your academic assignments and papers.
There are tools that already do this, but they’ve stagnated, become infested with ads, and charge you for features that should be free (especially for students). We want to fix this.
If you’re a student, academic, or teacher, and you’re tired of the poor bibliography and citation tools out there, then you’re gonna love MyBib. MyBib’s autociter is the best and most accurate one out there, so you can create accurate citations automatically for books, journals, websites, and videos just by searching for a title or identifier (like a URL or ISBN).
Plus, we’re using the same citation formatting engine as professional-grade reference managers like Zotero and Mendeley, so you can be sure our bibliographies are perfectly accurate in over 9,000 styles — including APA, Chicago, MLA 7 & 8, and Harvard.
Did you know a single company owns every mainstream citation generator on the internet? They’re a corporation called Chegg, and they’ve taken over Easybib, Citation Machine, Cite This For Me, and BibMe. They have the market cornered, and have been able to squeeze as much $$$ out of their users as they possibly can.
We listen to our users (that’s you!), and everything we’re building is being open sourced. This means that everyone has access to the MyBib code, and permission to use it to build whatever they want. We don’t show ads, and don’t block all the best features unless you pay a monthly subscription. MyBib is student-friendly, and the tool we wish existed.
What’s coming next?
There’s still a lot we’re planning to build, but we’re already better than the other bibliography tools out there (it is a low bar after all), so if you’re already using one of them then you can switch to using MyBib right now and immediately notice improvements. We’re focusing on the most important features first, and here are our plans and progress so far:
How can I help?
If you have ideas for improving MyBib, have found a bug or something that’s not quite right, then we’d love to hear from you. Fire an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
If you’re a developer or have experience developing web-based software and you’d like to get involved, our code is up on Github. If there are any outstanding issues you want to tackle, feel free!
How is this sustainable?
MyBib is worked on by volunteers, and server costs are being covered by donations. There are no VCs, investors, or other toxic stakeholders here. We currently have enough donations to run until: October 2022, and just $30 can keep us going for another month. Wanna donate? Get in touch!