The Library organizes free training on MENDELEY and ZOTERO. These are effective and easy to use referencing tools that assist users to cite properly within text (in-text citation) and automatically generate references in any referencing style/format for users. Kindly contact the Library for free installation of any of these referencing tools on your computers.
FOUR STEPS OF REFERENCING
Choose a Style
In some instances you can choose your referencing style, but mostly your course or school will dictate which style you should follow. It’s your responsibility to find out what referencing style you are required to use and to locate the correct style guide
Identify the resource
You need to figure out exactly what you are referencing. Look closely to find features to help you determine the resource type for example book, book chapter, journal article, newspaper article, website or other type. The resource type will dictate what details you will need to record.
Accurately record all the information about the resource you are referencing. You will need to note who, when, what and where. Be sure to consult your referencing style guide during this step. It will specify exactly what information you need.
Write your reference list
Once you have all the resource information it is now time to put it together in the correct order and format as per the rules of the style you are using. Once you have finished writing your reference list, take the time to proofread it.
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