Referencing is at the heart of academic writing. Information on this page will help you with this rigorous skill.

First, find out which referencing style you should be using.

If you want to do your referencing yourself, here is how to do it in Harvard style:

And in APA style:

And here is some help when citing Freud.

Reference Management Software

Referencing by hand can be a very tedious affair.

This is why you reference management software like JabRef, Zotero, Mendeley, RefMe... have been invented.
They will allow you to store all your references in a safe place and then to cite them with a simple click.

Here, we're going to talk about EndNote.

An Introduction to EndNote

First, you need to create an account on EndNoteWeb (follow the "create an account" link).

Now, you should start adding references to your account.

You can export references directly from a database search:

From your reading list (follow this link for a step-by-step explanation).

From Google Scholar:

Or by using EndNote's "capture button":

Citing your references automatically

Once you have imported all of your references to the software, you can start using them in any referencing style you wish.

You can create a bibliography directly with EndNote:

But you can also install a Microsoft Word plugin called "Cite While You Write" which will enable to cite references directly in a Word document.

Here is how it works:

You can then format your reference list in any way you'd like:

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