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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) will help you learn how to reference correctly and avoid plagiarism. The tutorial can be done whatever referencing style you are using.

referencing tutorial

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

DMU Good Academic Practice map: a visual interactive map providing information and links to resources to help you do your work in a way that meets the highest standards.

Academic Practice Interactive Map

Student Proof Reading Guidelines

Staff Proof Reading Guidelines

Help and Support

Further help and support is available from our Just Ask email enquiry service and LibChat instant messaging. You can also attend our online academic support drop-in and online Open Programme workshopsFinally, for more in depth queries, you can make an appointment with your subject Librarian.