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DMU Referencing Guide: Referencing

Cite them right online

DMU's new interactive guide to referencing is Cite them right online. It provides guidance on how to cite over 150 source types in a variety of referencing styles including Harvard, APA, IEEE, MHRA,Vancouver, OSCOLA and more.  

Collecting and organising references

It is important to keep a good record of all the information sources you use and reference management software, such as RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero can help you do this.

DMU Library and Learning Services subscribe to RefWorks, select the RefWorks tab on this guide to find out more. 

Referencing tutorial

If you are new to referencing, or could benefit from a refresher, work through the Cite them right eLearning tutorial. This  interactive tutorial (each section take around 5 minutes to complete) covers the importance of referencing, how to write citations and build references.

referencing tutorial

You can click on 'explore' at the bottom of the login page after launching the tutorial. If you would like to save your progress, you will need to register first.

Referencing Q&A

Whilst we are providing study support online we are running a referencing Q&A via LibChat. This will run at the following times:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2-3pm

Achieving Good Academic Practice

Referencing is considered good academic practice. It is essential for acknowledging the sources you have used in your work, and for avoiding a charge of plagiarism. Plagiarism is an academic offence, and is defined by the University Student Regulations as 'the significant use by a student of other people's work and the submission of it as though it were is or her own'. You can avoid plagiarism with correct referencing.

Useful Links

Student Proof Reading Guidelines

Staff Proof Reading Guidelines

Help and Support

Further help and support is available from Just Ask and the Assignment Drop-ins. You can also make an appointment with a member of CLaSS or your Librarian.