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Referencing

When using information found in books, on the web or from other sources in your assignment, you need to reference the sources correctly to:

  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Support an argument by referring to an authoritative source
  • Allow the reader to find and check a source

Use these guides to reference in a particular style and the tools below to manage your references. 

Our guides to referencing styles

AGLC

Faculty of Law uses¬†Australian Guide to Legal Citation¬†(‚ÄėAGLC‚Äô) for most assignments and research papers. Check with your teacher if you are unsure.

Read more about AGLC

APA

Used in social science disciplines. APA is an author-date style. The guide covers:

  • in-text
  • in a¬†reference list
Read more about APA

Chicago

The Chicago Manual of Style describes two types of referencing styles.

Based on the Notes and Bibliography style, (Chapter 14) of the 17th edition.

Read more about Chicago

Harvard (AUS)

'Harvard Style' refers to any referencing style using author-date format for in-text citations.

Read more about Harvard (AUS)

Vancouver (AMA)

Used in medical & scientific disciplines. Based on AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition with minor additions to reflect assignment requirements.

Read more about Vancouver (AMA)

Other referencing resources

In many cases these guides will be enough to get your referencing right. But if you want more comprehensive guides to authorship here are some more ideas:

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Style manuals

Check out these style manuals and other guides to writing from the Library's resources.

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Citation Styles

More citation styles from plagiarism.org

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Reference management tools

Reference management tools allow you to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of your research. Most of these tools share the following common features:

  • References can be added manually, by importing a PDF or a reference from a database
  • Organise your references into groups or folders
  • Share your references with other people
  • Create a reference list in a chosen referencing style
  • Insert in-text references in a chosen referencing style while writing in Microsoft Word

Contact your Faculty Librarian for help and support, or if you would like to organise a workshop for a group of your classmates.

Examples

  • EndNote is installed on all computers in the Library and is available to Bond students and staff to use on personal computers and laptops. There are two ways to obtain the EndNote software:

    • Staff can download EndNote¬†from the Software Centre on their staff computer.
    • Staff and students can download EndNote on personal computers by following the instructions from the Online Service Desk.
    EndNote

    The EndNote Library Guide will help you learn about EndNote. 

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  • Similar to RefWorks and EndNote,¬†Mendeley has additional social features, acting as an academic social network.

    It is free to use but has paid plans for users who require more storage space. Bond University has access to the Mendeley Institutional Edition providing increased personal and shared storage and unlimited groups of up to 100 members.

    Mendeley logo

    Your Mendeley account can be integrated into the Resource List system.

    Get Mendeley Institutional edition

  • RefWorks is a cloud-based tool allowing users to access their¬†accounts on any device. If you wish to create a RefWorks account follow these steps:

    1. Go to https://refworks.proquest.com/
    2. Click the ‚ÄėCreate account‚Äô link
    3. Use your Bond email address to register

    Once registered, you will be able to log in from the RefWorks homepage. Then read the ‚ÄėWelcome to RefWorks¬†Quickstart Guide‚Äô available from the ‚ÄėAll Documents‚Äô folder within RefWorks. More help is available from RefWorks¬†Support Centre.

    RefWorks logo

    Your Refworks folders can be integrated with the Resource List system for easy list building and exporting of citations.

    Get started with RefWorks

  • Zotero logo

    Another reference management tool that you might want to try is Zotero. The Library and IT Services do not provide training or support for Zotero. It is a free application, with connectors for both Chrome and Firefox. As you browse the web the connectors allow you to save a citation to Zotero.

    You can integrate your Zotero library in the Resource List system for easy building of lists.

    Get Zotero

EndNote is installed on all computers in the Library and is available to Bond students and staff to use on personal computers and laptops. There are two ways to obtain the EndNote software:

  • Staff can download EndNote¬†from the Software Centre on their staff computer.
  • Staff and students can download EndNote on personal computers by following the instructions from the Online Service Desk.
EndNote

The EndNote Library Guide will help you learn about EndNote. 

Get Started