Citing the sources you use is important because if you draw upon other people's work in your writing and research and do not acknowledge those sources you can be accused of plagiarism.
Citations also allow your readers to follow up sources you have referred to enabling the sharing of ideas.
Print and electronic guides on scientific writing provide information on producing scientific papers and how to correctly refer to (cite) the sources of information in your finished work.
Reference management programs (also known as citation managers or bibliographic management software) provide many useful features that can help you with your research such as:
As there are a number of different programs available it is important to choose the one that suits your needs. The University of Melbourne has licensed access to:
Additional Endnote referencing styles can be found here:
Other reference management programs you might consider include:
See the Managing References Subject Research Guide for further programs under the Other Programs tab.