I learned about Easybib a few years ago when I was teaching a senior project class which involved writing a super intense research paper. I learned about it when I had my iPhone and someone told me to download the app and try it. I did and I loved how it worked. Scan a barcode and get the citation. Easy as that.
I checked the website and found it just as easy to use. It offers the researcher both guides to using a citation as well as offers ways to build the citation page. It is very simple for the researcher.
You merely decide the format *APA, MLA, etc. and plug in the information. It does the work for you. Is it going to teach kids what they need to know? No, but, my thought about this is; who is going to sit down in real life and develop a citation based on the current MLA format? Who is going to read through a guide and go step by step to build it when every database has the entire thing? I wouldn't. If I had some of these wonderful sources to use when I was doing my numerous college papers, I would have absolutely taken advantage of it.
With that being said, Easybib is just that- Easy! It can do a lot to help the research process. I also noticed it adds a special toolbar to Chrome to allow you to tag sites as you access them. Talk about easy!