Imagine Easy Solutions, the company behind some of the most popular research and bibliography services on the Web, today announced that it has acquired European citation and research website Cite This For Me for an undisclosed sum. The company has also announced Imagine Easy Scholar, a new research product that helps educators and students collaborate on writing projects.
Cite This For Me is Europe’s most popular bibliography generator. Following the acquisition, it will join Imagine Easy’s network of leading sites, which you’ve probably heard of: EasyBib, BibMe, and Citation Machine.
“Our goal is to set students up for success in the digital age,” said Darshan Somashekar, co-founder and co-CEO of Imagine Easy. “In April we saw record growth of $1.22M. We continue to engage more students and provide them with the necessary skills to think critically about the information around them. The addition of CiteThisForMe helps us expand our global footprint and continue to add more resources for students.”
Imagine Easy Scholar aims to help students “master the writing process through easy to use online annotation and organizational tools.” It allows educators to provide students with support throughout the writing and organizational process—before the paper is officially turned in.
“With 55% of college presidents noticing a rise in plagiarism and 85% of students using Wikipedia in coursework, it is typically difficult for educators to address student weakness before viewing their completed work,” said co-founder and co-CEO Neal Taparia. “Scholar helps students struggling with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills in a timely and comprehensive way. Plus, it makes a typically intimidating process for students, fun.”
Scholar is available for schools on a subscription basis, starting at $1,250 a year.
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