When writing assignments, reports, research papers or theses, you must acknowledge quotations, information and ideas taken from other authors through a bibliography or list of references. Before you write your list of references/bibliography check with your lecturer/tutor for the referencing and citation style preferred by your Faculty or School. Whatever style is chosen, it is essential to use it consistently throughout your paper. Remember to note full details of the sources you use while preparing and writing your paper. This will save much time when you later compile your bibliography or list of references.
QUT cite: the booklet section
QUT cite is the section that provides general information about referencing and citing academically, including:
QUT cite: the online tool
Our online tool shows you real examples in each of QUT's four main referencing/citing styles:
Simply (1) select your style and (2) select your source format and type of format and the tool will give you an example to follow.
It also provides the "rule" to follow if your reference does not have all the information you need.
Information on preparing reference lists is available online in "Formatting references".
Other referencing style guides - for print and non-print sources
Remember, QUT cite provides common referencing and citing examples. If you need more detailed information about each style, you will need to refer to the original published style guides and/or you can visit the appropriate websites:
You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to access all guides. If this software is not already installed on your machine, please go to the Adobe website to download this free application.