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Welcome to your go-to review service for writing and citing with confidence! With the click of a button, BibMe Plus will review your paper for spelling, punctuation, verb tense, and other grammar issues to help you maintain a high level of scholarly composition.
Likewise, our plagiarism tool scans your paper for similar content on the Internet, looking for passages that may require a citation. This is good for you, good for your teachers, and good for everyone else. Try it out now!
BibMe Plus is here to help you create a high-quality paper. It flags potentially forgotten or missed citations within your paper, and provides tools to help you create the citations. Properly citing information shows you’ve ethically given credit to your sources and assists in maintaining credibility with your teacher and readers.
Wondering if you’ve accidentally plagiarized? BibMe Plus can assist in identifying passages you may have forgotten citations for and help you create proper citations for each source. Simply upload your paper into our plagiarism checker and sit back and relax as your paper is reviewed. BibMe Plus will automatically scan your paper and search the web for passages of similar text. Any areas of your paper containing duplicate content from the Internet will be highlighted for your attention. You have the power to review each area and choose to either cite the flagged text or ignore it. If you choose to cite it, you can review the suggested source and start creating a proper citation right there. You can both add the citation directly into your paper as an in-text citation and to your bibliography at the end of the paper.
BibMe Plus is conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So it doesn’t matter if you finish your paper a week early, or a few hours before it is due; BibMe Plus can still help!
Unintentionally plagiarizing isn’t the only thing to worry about—you also don’t want to lose points for small grammatical mistakes. That’s just annoying! Luckily, BibMe Plus will do a spelling check and review your paper for style, punctuation, sentence structure, verb tense, pronoun antecedent agreement, and more! Once you upload a paper, the grammar check scans the text and highlights each grammar issue within your paper. This way, you can clearly see what may be an issue and its context in the paper. Some highlights will include a detailed explanation as to why the issue was flagged. Others will also have an example of how you can fix the issue. That way, you can make an educated decision about what to do next.
Like you saw with our unintentional plagiarism checker, you can review each highlighted area individually and will always be given the choice to either accept or ignore the grammar and spell checker suggestions. BibMe Plus is here to help, but you are always in the driver’s seat and make the final decisions. No changes will be made without your approval.
This service is designed for all writers, from those who have complete confidence in their writing ability to those who are just starting to write. No matter what your writing level, it’s always best to review your work for grammar and writing flow before submitting it as a final draft. The grammar check tool is thorough and useful, and it provides as much information as it can to help you write the best paper possible!
Although most teachers mention or require citations for papers and projects, it’s not always clear why they are so important. We cite our sources for a few important reasons:
One, it builds your credibility. Citations show where your information comes from and demonstrates that you are a responsible researcher.
Two, citations allow readers to find your sources for themselves. This can contribute to their scholarly advancement as well as vouch for the validity of your own ideas.
Finally, and most importantly, it is ethical to do so. Leaving out citations or not indicating where you found an idea means you are taking credit for someone else’s work. That’s not ethically right and could be considered plagiarizing. We always want to be honest in our writing and cite our sources.
To summarize, citing helps us produce essays that obey the guidelines of responsible and ethical research papers. It doesn’t matter whether you are using APA format, MLA format, or more styles. The bottom line is that citations add credibility, enable readers to become authorities on your topic for themselves, and maintain honesty. Citing, therefore, is beneficial for everyone involved in an essay.
Our essay checker is valuable for any writer: it offers a spell check, a grammar review, and a search for text that may be missing a citation. It is extremely helpful in producing content that is clear, consistent, and properly cited.
Creating citations is fast and easy with the BibMe Plus citation tool. It creates and inserts citations directly into your paper, both in-text and bibliographical. Instead of working from scratch to create a citation, it will search for existing information on a source to use as a starting point.
There is also BibMe’s well-loved citation generator service, which aims to assist you in building a complete and proper bibliography. Choose to cite over 50 different source types, each with its own structured form that helps make it easier to create accurate citations.
You may be wondering, just what is plagiarism? When does it happen? How should I work to try to avoid it in the first place? These are important questions when attempting to write a paper ethically and responsibly. To answer them, let’s begin with a plagiarism definition so we can understand why citing our sources is key.
Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s work or ideas without proper attribution or citation. Many instances are unintentional. Common examples include using excerpts from someone else’s work without quoting them, sourcing information in your research or argument without attribution, and paraphrasing a source without giving the original source credit. When you’re unsure, it’s better to cite a source than not to. That’s the best advice for preventing plagiarism in your own work.
With so much information out there, it can be intimidating to think about all of the information you have to cite or may accidentally miss citations for. That’s where BibMe Plus comes in. It looks for and points out spots where you may have similar text to a source on the Internet and asks if you need to create a citation. If yes, it guides you through the process of creating your citation. You can also proactively add in-text citations on your own. Where do they go? Simply put, in-text citations belong after a quote, a paraphrase, or a summary.
Quotes are a no-brainer for needing a citation since you are using an individual’s words verbatim. For paraphrases and summaries, the writing is in your own words, so you may not think a citation is needed. However, since you are restating ideas that are someone else’s, an in-text citation should be added at the end of the last sentence. The citations for all three—quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing—are in the same format, depending on the formatting style of the entire paper— or some other type. BibMe Plus can help you build these citations and, as a result, build a paper to be proud of that is ethical and has properly formatted citations.
Now that you are familiar with when and where to place a citation, let’s talk about determining how you use a source. Specifically, how do you know whether you are using a quote, paraphrase, or summary?
It’s actually not very difficult to tell the difference between a quote and a paraphrase or summary. Quotes are clearly marked with quotation marks because they are word-for-word repetitions of a source. When you copy and paste from a website, for example, the sentence or passage should be placed within quotations marks at the beginning and end of the words. Of course, a citation is needed for any quotes.
With a paraphrase, you are taking a specific passage, such as a series of paragraphs, and rewriting it in your own words. Paraphrasing is useful for condensing a lot of information into a smaller amount of space. Because a paraphrase is technically your own words, you do not use quotation marks. However, a citation is still needed because the ideas are not your own.
With a summary, you are taking the main ideas of an entire source and writing about them in a few sentences (or more). Like paraphrasing, summaries are in your own words, so they do not need quotation marks. Also like paraphrasing, summaries are not your original idea, so they will need a citation.
Remember that when in doubt, cite—especially after a quote, paraphrase, or summary. Don’t worry, though, BibMe Plus is here to help! Our tools can scan your paper for problematic text and missing citations as well as help you properly cite your sources.
Correct grammar is the foundation of any written piece. You cannot successfully communicate your thoughts and points without it. For example, an adverb or interjection could lose its impact if incorrectly placed, inconsistent tenses in a sentence can cause confusion, and a paper without a single preposition would sound very odd. Without grammar, nothing you write would make sense to anyone else.
In addition, your paper must have proper grammar to be taken seriously. Can you imagine a paper with misspelled words, a missing determiner, bad punctuation, misused adjectives, wrong verb tenses, inaccurate noun capitalization, and odd sentences getting an A+? We think not.
Our grammar checker will conduct a spell check and looks for incorrectly used words, verbs that don’t match subjects, misplaced commas or semicolons, an incorrect conjunction, redundancy in sentence structure, and punctuation. But it goes into even more depth as well, checking for words that interrupt the flow of your writing, which is useful for optimizing readability. You may enjoy further reading about strategies regarding grammar feedback.
Bottom line: BibMe Plus ties both grammar and citing together, creating a powerful service for any writer! This service helps writers avoid accidental or unintentional plagiarism, an element that builds credibility, maintains ethical writing, and points readers to places where they can start their own research. Let BibMe Plus help you improve your next paper and learn to write and cite smartly and strategically!