EasyBib Autocite User Agent

If you’ve detected this URL as a user-agent in your logs, you’re in the right place.

What does this user-agent do?

EasyBib is an automatic citation formatting service used by over 30 million students a year. By entering in a URL or other identifying information, we automatically cite (autocite) their sources.

When a student puts in a URL for the source they’re using in their research, our site accesses that URL with the EasyBib Autocite user-agent. We look for metadata, like the <title> tag, and then provide the student with that information. They then use that to create their citation.

If you see this user-agent a lot, it means a lot of students are using your Web site in their research. Your Web site is being put in a lot of bibliographies and Works Cited lists, and that can translate to increased visitors for your site.

Can you show me an example?

Sure! Just go to http://www.easybib.com, click the “Web site” tab, and put in a URL (like your own). You’ll then be forwarded to the citation form, where you can click Create citation to see your formatted citation.

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