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Referencing

When you use information, it’s important to know how to correctly credit the original author/s. Your school has a specific referencing style that you must use for acknowledging all the sources of information you use.   

This section will cover:

  • Referencing at RMIT
  • Tools for storing and managing your references

Referencing at RMIT

Referencing is an essential part of academic writingReferencing acknowledges all the sources of information you have used in your assessments, using an appropriate referencing style. As a student you will be required to understand the referencing style for your course to cite sources for your assignments and avoid plagiarism.

Important: Check with whoever is marking your assessment about which referencing style to use.  


 

 

Bond, L 2020, What is referencing?, YouTube, 2 February, RMIT University, Melbourne, viewed 19 February 2020, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=mpBNIr1ivdM&feature=emb_logo>.

 

Easy Cite

Easy Cite is the main guide to referencing at RMIT University (Melbourne).  It contains rules and examples for many of the referencing styles used at RMIT.

Easy Cite

Tools for storing and managing your references

Citation management tools help you with managing and formatting your references.

EndNote

Zotero

Mendeley

RMIT provides access to EndNote for staff and students. Depending on your needs, you can either download EndNote Desktop onto your computer or sign up online for EndNote basic.

EndNote will:

  • gather, store and manage references

  • automatically create and format bibliographies in your chosen referencing style

  • search and retrieve records from catalogues and databases

  • insert citations directly into documents in your chosen referencing style

For more information about using EndNote go to the RMIT Library EndNote page:

EndNote managing your references

Zotero is an alternative to the EndNote desktop program. Use it to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books, articles, documents, web pages, artwork, films, sound recordings, bills, cases, and statutes.

One of the main features of Zotero is the ability to create and join research groups on a specific topic. Each group can share its own research library, complete with files, bibliographic data, notes, and discussion threads.

For more information on Zotero go to the RMIT Zotero page.

Mendeley is an alternative to the EndNote desktop program. Use it to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books, articles, documents, web pages, artwork, films, sound recordings, bills, cases, and statutes.

Mendeley is simple to use and allows you to search for related or recommended articles in other users’ libraries, join groups with people researching similar topics, and network with these people.

For more information on Mendeley go to the RMIT Mendeley page.