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Cite Them Right Online is a comprehensive referencing resource. It will help you to cite and reference just about any source and to avoid plagiarism. The site also allows you to create your own references by copying the layout of a record; you can then email the example to yourself or cut and paste it into a document.
For an introduction to referencing, and to practice creating references, have a go at our online tutorial.
WHY CITE REFERENCES?
Correct referencing is an essential component of academic writing. Referencing correctly shows that you have conducted relevant and thorough research. Referencing incorrectly can count as plagiarism.
Citation - a specific resource mentioned in the body of a document
Reference - enough detail about a resource to enable somebody to find the resource themselves
Plagiarism - leading your reader to believe someone else’s work has been created by you
Bibliography - a list of references at the end of a document
Style - the exact way in which references and citations are put into a document
You can use reference management software to manage your reference list and bibliography. More information on what this is and how to choose the right one for you can be found on our Search Skills guide.
The University centrally supports the use of EndNote. More information about using EndNote can be found on the IT Services web pages.
The Library can offer support on using the following reference management software: