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Economics

A subject guide for the Department of Economics

Referencing for your subject

Guide to references. citations and avoiding plagiarism Person leaning on desk with a pile of desks covering their head

This guide will help you understand why you need to reference. It also has a guide on how to use Harvard or Vancouver style referencing for a variety of different resources you might use for your academic work,  including books, journals, conference proceedings, websites, social media and more.

Citing references and avoiding plagiarism - online training

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism resources

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism tutorial

Reference management software

Reference management software packages can help you:

  • Create a personal database of references relevant to you, along with associated files.
  • Insert references into a Word document and format them automatically in a citation style of your choice.
  • De-duplicate references retrieved from multiple sources.
  • Share references with others.

There is a range of different software available; UCL Library Services provides support and guidance for Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley. These are all available to download for free or under UCL licences.