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ProQuest RefWorks Guide

Cite Them Right  is a comprehensive guide to referencing almost anything you will come across in the course of your studies or research. It includes guides for a number of different referencing styles. It will help you to reference books, journals, articles, web sites and other material, and understand how to avoid plagiarism. You can also find answers to common questions about referencing, as well as helpful guidance to keep you on the right track.

There are also print copies available in our Libraries at shelf number 808.027 PEA 

Key points for citing and referencing

It is important to cite and reference your sources in any work you produce. Referencing is a way of acknowledging that you have used the ideas and written material belonging to another author. It demonstrates that you have undertaken an appropriate literature search and that you have carried out appropriate reading. It enables anyone reading your work to look up your citations and read them for themselves.

  • Check for more advice and tips about citing and referencing on Cite Them Right Online. Cite Them Right Online has useful examples for referencing eg. Kindle books, government publications, journals
  • You should also check any advice your Department has about about Citing and Referencing that is included in your student handbook.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is using the words, work or ideas of others and passing them off as your own. Plagiarism is not only something that is taken seriously at University, but also in the world of work.

You will find information about plagiarism  and how to avoid it at University in  Cite Them Right Online  but importantly it will help skill you with the knowledge and skills to take into your career.

When undertaking a large piece of work such as a thesis, you need to keep very clear records of your research and you may find it helpful to use a reference management tool such as RefWorks to manage your references, cite them in texts and create bibliographies.

RefWorks can assist with citing in the text and in bibliographies but please check your references for accuracy very carefully.

Some other free reference management tools

You may obtain help from the providers' websites for these.

  • The web based version of the Endnote programme allows you to save and share references. You will need to install the plug in for Word in order to add references to your papers.
  • Mendeley
    Enables you to save and share references via the Web. It is a free reference manager and social networking tool enabling you to save and share references and to read your papers anywhere via the web. 
  • Zotero | Home
    A plug in for the Firefox browser. It enables you to capture references from web pages. There is also a plug in for Word to enable you to insert references into your papers. Please note that you must use Firefox to use Zotero