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Education - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: Referencing and Citation

Reasons for Referencing

  •  To let the reader know whose ideas the writer are using.
  • To give recognition to the original author of a 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.

Parts of a Citation

 The pdf document below is designed to give you examples on how to cite using the listed resources:

  • Books, e-Book, chapter in a book and article in print

Managing your References

 

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 webpage or via the following link: RefWorks 

Several tutorials on different aspects of RefWorks is available via the following link: RefWorks Videos

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Mendeley videos 

  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Easily import papers from other research software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go, with our new iPhone app

Parts of Citations

The pdf document below is designed to give you examples on how to cite using the listed resources:

  • Books, e-Book, chapter in a book and article in print

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