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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 such as APA and Harvard 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 automatic references will not often be perfect and you may need to make some tweaks. See the referencing style guides below.

Referencing style guides

The following guides have been created to assist you in referencing the most common types of sources in styles used at Bond University.

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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