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CBE- Economics, Accounting, Finance and Business School Guide: Referencing & Citation

This guide will introduce you to valuable library information sources related to some of CBE schools and also services & facilities offered to undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers of the faculty.

What is Referencing?

REFERENCING is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your reading, learning and comprehension by using relevant and up to date sources.

Primary sources refer to the material the author has written, like all the works written by Shakespeare.

Secondary sources are written as interpretations, criticism, research, etc. about a subject or an author. An interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedies will be categorised as secondary material on his tragedies. The tragedies themselves will be the primary sources. Source     

 

Why should I reference?

To give recognition to the original author of the text, opinion, idea, fact, image, etc.

To enable your reader to check your information

Sources confirm the completeness of the research

Quotations and references lend authority to the argument, view, etc.

The source list can be consulted by the reader to verify information in the text

The sources can be used by the reader as additional sources to a topic.Source   

CITATION is recognising resources in-text to support an argument/conclusion.  

                                                                         

 

 

Managing your References: Mendeley

Mendeley is a citation management tool that, like many others, lets you collect & organize citations, & then easily insert them into documents & format bibliographies.  But it also lets you drag & drop PDFs into your library & extracts the metadata to create a library!

You can highlight and annotate your PDFs and share them with others. Colleagues can then also annotate the same document, with each author displaying as a different colour.

Use more than one computer?  It's not a problem!  Download Mendeley Desktop to as many computers as you want, then sync them with a click of your mouse.  Need to use your library away from your computer?  Mendeley Web gives you access to your citations no matter where you are.

Mendeley is social:  create a profile, follow other researchers, create a network of people doing similar research.  Discover the articles and journals that are being read in your field right now.

Create collections of papers.  Make them public & share them with an RSS feed (great for class reading lists!).

Start using MENDELEY by clicking HERE

Managing your References: RefWorks

RefWorks enables you to manage your references & create bibliographies automatically in your preferred reference style. It also allows you to export references from most journal databases into your own RefWorks account.

You can also do your in-text referencing with the RefWorks Write-n-Cite tool.

 

You can access RefWorks from the library web page or via the following link: RefWorks

 

Several tutorials on different aspects of RefWorks is available YOUTUBE