Have you ever imagined having someone who organized the bibliographic references of your monograph in the ABNT (Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) standards as if by magic? In Google Docs, this is possible. The complement EasyBib Bibliography Creator, which is available for Google’s Office «free of charge, gathers technical formatting standards from around the world, including the most used in Brazil. So, just search for the edition of the book or file for which you want to create a quote and the the application will automatically generate the correct model, the extension also organizes its references in alphabetical order by the author’s name.
See how to install and use this feature. Once added to Google Docs, the extension becomes a tool available at any time to the user. Know how to make bibliographic references correctly and in a simple way.
Google Docs makes searching and citing text sources easier
How to organize references in ABNT on Google Docs – Photo: Bruno Soares / TechTudo
First use: installing EasyBib on Google Docs
Step 1. With a document open in Docs, select the «Add-ons» tab at the top of the screen and then click on «Install add-ons»;
Click on «Install add-ons» – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 2. In the pop-up that will open, use the search bar to search for the EasyBib extension. When you find it, click on the «+ Free» button to add it to Docs;
Search and install the EasyBib Bibliography Creator extension – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 3. To work, the add-on will ask for some permissions. Click «Allow» to grant them.
Grant the permissions requested by the add-on – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
How to create references in ABNT with EasyBib
Step 1. The previous procedure is only necessary for the first use. After installation, the extension will be permanently available on the «Add-ons» tab. To use, just click on it;
Again in «Complementos», open EasyBib – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 2. By default, EasyBib is configured for the MLA (Modern Language Association) formatting style, widely used in North America. Click on the «Style» button and search for «Brazilian Association of Technical Standards to change to the ABNT style, the most popular in Brazil;
Change from MLA to ABNT – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 3. Choose if the text you want to quote is a book; journal article or Website; search for the title or author and select the edition you are using;
Select the type of publication and then search and select the edition – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 4. EasyBib will automatically organize the publication citation in the ABNT rules. To add it to the document, just click on the «Add Bibliography to Doc» button;
Add the generated quote to the document – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Step 5. If you add other publications to the references, EasyBib will organize them in alphabetical order of the surname of the main author, as required by the rules.
EasyBib organizes references in alphabetical order – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares