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Accessible Bibliography App

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Many high school and college students use automated citation generator tools to create bibliographies or references for research papers, but unfortunately many of these tools are not accessible or cannot be used with a Braillenote Touch.  Belinda Rudinger, Visually Impaired Assistive Technology Specialist in Region 10, Texas, and Peter Turic, a Blindness Product Specialist at Humanware, shared information about a free accessible app, called Easy Bibliography Helper Free, developed by Michael Jaynes.  Peter tested this tool on a Braillenote Touch and said that the app will allow for one to copy the text to the clipboard and paste the content into a KeyWord document or Google Doc.

Here is an example of something he created in MLA format, using this app:  Andrews, Susan. The Outsiders. New York: Peter/Douglas Ltd, 1902. Print.

The description of the app is as follows:

Are you writing a lot of research papers in college? Do you often find yourself trying to remember how to do a bibliography or reference entry for each type of source? If so, Bibliography Helper is here to help YOU! This app allows you to specify the category of bibliography entry you're working on (book, newspaper article, scholarly journal article, website, and even a tweet!), input the information you have for that source, and the app does the rest for you - it even capitalizes for you! Best of all, Bibliography Helper allows you quickly switch between MLA, APA, and Chicago style formats, copy your entry with one button click, and save your entries so that you can start building a bibliography and export to a text file later. Purchase the paid version of the app to remove the ads.

Available for free on Google Play.


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