You’re going to hear a lot of buzz at the Student Life Network about RefMe this week. And for good reason.
We get a lot of calls and emails at SLN about student focused apps or web pages. We review them all, but 99% of the time they suck. They’re poorly designed, run badly or are of dubious use.
So when RefMe sent us their elevator pitch—“a free tool to generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies”—we rolled our eyes and tossed it in the “to review” pile. Collectively, the office was already well versed in Zotero, RefWorks and Evernote. We didn’t really see why students would use anything different.
And then we tried RefMe. And our jaws dropped.
This thing is simple, smart and fast.
Get RefMe. Stop Wasting Time with Referencing.
Sign up takes seconds and requires just an email and password. The website and apps are beautiful, lightweight, and extremely intuitive. With just a couple clicks and/or scans RefMe literally writes your reference lists for you—in any style you’d like. Pick from Chicago, APA, MLA, whatever.
One recent grad in our office calculated that RefMe would have literally saved him over 600 hours of work on his last degree.
The only downside to RefMe is the rage we’re all feeling that this didn’t exist earlier.
We told RefMe we’d be featuring them and asked if they’d like to sponsor a prize in exchange. If you’re a Student Life Network member, try RefMe from your extra entries page for a chance to win $1,000.
If you’re not a Student Life Network member, you can still try RefMe for free here.
Regardless of how you sign up, RefMe will change your reference lists forever.
ED. Note: Let us know what you think of RefMe (and saving huge amounts of time) in the comments.
*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.