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. More information on why citing is important.
All scholarship builds upon the work of others. When you use the work of others, you must acknowledge it appropriately for several reasons:
(Academic Skills Unit, 2013).
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 Options for managing references Subject Research Guide for advice on choosing a reference manager
Depending on the citation style you are using you will need to use either full journal titles, or approved journal title abbreviations in your bibliography.
A useful guide to finding this information is: