When using information found in books, on the web or from other sources in your assignment, you need to reference the sources correctly to:
- Avoid plagiarism
- Support an argument by referring to an authoritative source
- Allow the reader to find and check a source
Use these guides to reference in a particular style and the tools below to manage your references.
Referencing style guides
Other referencing resources
In many cases these guides will be enough to get your referencing right. But if you want more comprehensive guides to authorship here are some more ideas:
- Style manuals and guides to writing in the Library’s collection
- More citation styles from plagiarism.org
Reference management tools
Reference management tools allow you to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of your research. Most of these tools share the following common features:
- References can be added manually, by importing a PDF or a reference from a database
- Organise your references into groups or folders
- Share your references with other people
- Create a reference list in a chosen referencing style
- Insert in-text references in a chosen referencing style while writing in Microsoft Word
EndNote, RefWorks and Mendeley are reference management tools available to Bond University students and staff. The Library actively supports Endnote and Refworks with classes and workshops. The Library does not currently offer full support for Mendeley but will endeavour to assist. Ask a Librarian for help anytime, or for help choosing which of these best meets your needs.
Contact your Faculty Librarian for more information about the workshops, or if you would like to organise a workshop for a group of your classmates.
Another reference management tool that you might want to try is Zotero.