Chegg – a free alternative

Create a spot-on reference in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and other styles

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What is Chegg?

Chegg is an educational technology company. It offers services related to the rental of textbooks, tutoring, and a range of tools for students, including the Chegg citation generation services. The latter embrace many well-known bibliographic management website such as Citethisforme, Citation Machine, EasyBib, and BibMe.

What are the pros and cons of Chegg’s citation services?


  • Chegg’s services are used by many people in the world;
  • Chegg’s services are available online.


  • all of Chegg’s citation generators have multiple flaws and errors. Even Chegg book citations (which are basic) can have errors in popular styles such as APA, MLA, or Chicago. Find out more here and here;
  • the Chegg websites almost always have complex and unfriendly user interfaces, are hard to work with, and have limited to no adaptation to mobile devices;
  • the prices for Chegg services are high;
  • the level of Chegg customer support is low (at least on the aforementioned citation generators). As the services of Chegg use third-party algorithms, they do not improve their citations;
  • the procedure of payment is unfriendly. You need to memorise to cancel your Chegg subscription, otherwise your funds will be debited automatically every month;
  • in some cases, you need to register a free Chegg account to have the access even to some basic functions.

How is Grafiati better than Chegg?

Here is why our citation generators are better than the tools offered by Chegg:

  • We do not use the open-source code applied by Chegg, Zotero, Mendeley, and most other competitors on the market of citation generators. We deliver unique and customised solutions for each citation style, thanks to which you enjoy the best quality of citations.
  • We deliver top-quality references and citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and other styles.
  • We offer the web’s best engine for ordering your references in accordance with the rules of each particular citation style.
  • Our website is steadily growing. We are improving our citation tools every day and offer many unique features to our users.
  • We have customer support that takes care of the needs of our users.
  • Our tools are perfectly designed to be used on the go, from any kind of device.
  • We have the access to the world’s renowned databases of scholarly works.
  • You can use our website for free or get the unlimited access to all of our premium features by subscribing at a price lower than the prices of Chegg. No need to search for Chegg coupons: we often have promo events and discounts.

How to use your bibliographic management service?

You can start using our website for free and without registration. Visit our homepage and try it yourself.

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