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Computer Science: Manage References

Managing your References

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 and avoiding plagiarism

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).

Useful books on referencing

Alternative reference management software

Don't get on with EndNote? There are lots of other reference management programs out there!

Cite Them Right Online

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!

Referencing sources from Library SmartSearch

  1. Find the item (e.g. book or article) you require in Library SmartSearch
  2. Click on the title to access the full record for your item
  3. Click the button on the right hand side of the screen
  4. Choose the most appropriate format for your task (check with the tutor marking your work if you're not sure)
  5. Check the reference thoroughly before copying and pasting it into your document

Alternatively, use the button to export your reference directly to your reference management software.