When writing assignments you must acknowledge quotations, information and ideas taken from other authors through a bibliography or list of references.
- Read the QUT cite|write booklet (PDF, 726KB), which contains general information about academic referencing and citing.
- Find out which style you need to use. Check with your lecturer/tutor.
- Read the general style rules and look up real examples in the QUT cite tool:
Reference management software
There are a variety of programs that can help you manage your readings and referencing, ranging from the referencing tools available in many word processors to complex programs that will allow you to search for, store, edit and annotate the items you read.
It is important to recognise that these programs can be difficult to learn and they are not totally reliable, so it is essential that you understand the elements and construction of a reference.