As you begin researching, you will quickly start consulting a number of different sources of information. It's important to manage your sources carefully from the start and know that you are referencing them correctly.
This page offers some handy hints and advice on how to manage your references and citations.
Referencing is the practice of acknowledging and describing other pieces of work that you have read or used whilst completing your own work.
Find out more at the Learning Development Centre (LDC).
Don't get on with EndNote? There are lots of other reference management programs out there!
Your guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism
You may have come across the book Cite Them Right before. The Library is excited to share with you the interactive online version of this book.
Cite Them Right Online will help you reference a wide range of sources, including: books, films, journals, web resources, images, tweets, and much, much more.
The site's interactivity means that you can find the information that you need quickly and easily. You'll wonder how you ever survived without it!
Alternatively, use the button to export your reference directly to your reference management software.
Aston University subscribes to this commercial reference management software package.
It is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing dissertations and articles
Through an extension of the university license both staff and students are permitted to purchase a license for Endnote at a greatly reduced rate. This is compatible with both Mac and Windows. You can purchase the software here. The cost at the time of publishing is £99 including VAT and delivery to the UK. For any queries please contact the IT helpdesk
Important: Having ordered the software a copy of your Student ID is required to prove eligibility. Send either a photo or scan of your uniCARD to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your order number.
Watch this video for more guidance:
Cite This For Me is a tool designed to help students prepare their whole bibliography or reference list quickly and easily. APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, Vancouver, plus thousands of other referencing styles are all supported. With a simple, sophisticated design, Cite This For Me can assist students of all ages and education levels.
Please note: The free version requires you to export your Bibliography before closing the software otherwise you will lose it.
CiteThisForMe is now a Chegg product.
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:
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Take a look at what you can do with Zotero: