Tag Archives: Citations

Bad Citing Habits Are Bad For Business

One of our founders, Neal Taparia, recently wrote an article talking about how information literacy skills are essential to start ups. He argues that our youth are becoming increasingly dependent on search engines, which are inhibiting critical thinking skills essential to discovering start up ideas. The article is titled Students most often cite Wikipedia in their bibliographies. Why that could kill future startups. Let us know your thoughts, and please share the article!

EasyBib Reaches 1/2 a Billion Citations Created!


 

That’s right, in the past 10 years our 34+ million users have created more than a half billion citations with us! We’re super excited to get so much love from our users, but more so to know that we’re helping and encouraging students to cite their works and prevent plagiarism. Plus, we love saving you time and headaches!

To mark the event The Next Web has written up an article about us and why our users love EasyBib! You can check it out here

When are Students Doing their Work?

Have you ever wondered what time of day students are doing their homework? I bet you’d like to think that your students are doing all their work when they get home from school. Well… turns out they may be procrastinating just a bit… Take a look:

 

Taken from usage analytics on EasyBib, you can see that most students are creating their bibliographies around 10-11 at night (11AM-1PM is a close second though). Not to worry though, since EasyBib is so quick and simple students will still be getting enough sleep.

Top Sources Cited in Dec. 2011

Ever wonder what our users are citing on EasyBib or what students’ research habits look like? We were curious too, so we decided to throw together a little data for you about the month of December 2011. Below you can see a breakdown of the top sources cited as well as how many sources were cited.

It’s interesting to see what students are learning about at this time of year, no?

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