It is easy to take pot-shots at EasyBib. They make it too easy, as I have suggested many times over the years. They have an imperfect citation generator which frequently churns out incorrectly-formatted citations (especially in auto-citation mode). They give wrong advice in their guides to citation styles. They have produced many flawed add-ons which attempt to enable “Smarter Research. Powered by You,” such as their Research and Essaycheck services (both of which were abandoned some years ago; the links here go to the Internet Archive records). Their grammar and spelling checkers need to be used with great care – but that goes for many, probably most, possibly all grammar and spelling checkers.
[Among my various blog posts whch mention EasyBib, Getting it wrong…, Not so easy does it, APA mythtakes and Not such a wise OWL are particularly pertinent here.)
As I say, EasyBib makes it easy to shoot ’em down. I probably would not have bothered this time, except that, clearing my inboxes (long overdue), I came across an EasyBib blog post which Continue reading