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Referencing guides

The following referencing guides have been created to assist you in referencing the most common types of sources.

Automatic citations

If you are searching for academic resources such as books and journal articles in an academic database or search engine, there will often be an automatic citation option. This will give you a formatted reference or citation in styles including APA 6th that you can put into your reference list or bibliography.

Look for quotation marks in most places such as Library Search, ProQuest and Google Scholar, or the word "cite" in EBSCO.

Cite button in Library Search screenshot

 It is recommended to get to know the requirements of your particular referencing style, as automated references will not often be perfect and you may need to make some tweaks. See the referencing guides above.

Reference management tools


Organise your research, collaborate with others online and discover the latest research with Mendeley


RefWorks is a user-friendly cloud-based reference manager that keeps all your articles and citations in the one place.


Use this guide to get started with Endnote.

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