Formatting your text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your essay or thesis can be a chore. Using reference management software makes it easier and saves you time.
There are a number of options to choose from:
To find out more about the different software available, how they work, and which will best suit your needs:
The Bodleian Libraries Reference Management Subject Guide, includes comprehensive information on different reference management software, including the pros and cons of using each one.
Attend one of the upcoming Bodleian iSkills Reference Management training sessions:
Referencing: Choosing and using software for referencing (Face to Face)
Fri 27 January, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Referencing: EndNote (Introduction to) (Face to Face)
Fri 10 February, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Wed 22 February, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Referencing: RefWorks (Online)
Wed 15 February, 10.30am – 12.00pm
Referencing: Zotero (Face to Face)
Fri 3 February, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Referencing: Zotero (Online)
Tues 21 February, 10.30am – 11.30am
Click on the session title links above to book a place. For a complete list of Bodleian iSkills training sessions see here.
Explore Cite Them Right, an online platform designed to advise students on how to reference correctly across eight referencing styles. Based on the best-selling book in its 12th edition, by Richard Pears and Graham Shields, this programme is trusted by institutions globally, and accessed by thousands of students daily.
What makes Cite Them Right unique is the range of referencing styles which can be accessed, including Chicago, Harvard, APA, IEEE, MLA; as well as teaching the user how to reference just about any source. This platform contains useful articles and videos which help to guide students into common queries around referencing, including how to avoid plagiarism and understanding the differences between secondary and primary sources.
Where can you access the resource?
You can also get advice on reference management from your Subject Consultant. Find out their contact information here.