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 and RefWorks are reference management tools available to Bond University students and staff. The Library support for both of these tools. Ask a Librarian for help anytime, and check the classes and workshops calendar for scheduled sessions.
Contact your Faculty Librarian for more information about the workshops, or would like to organise a workshop for a group of your classmates.