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Citing references and avoiding plagiarism

E-books about referencing

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism book

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Why is accurate referencing important? How do I reference sources correctly? What must I do to avoid plagiarism in my written work? How can I use referencing to assert my own ideas? This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism continues to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance to make sure you are not committing plagiarism. 

Writing at university: a guide for students book cover

Writing at University: a Guide for Students

Writing at University offers guidance on how to develop the writing you have to do at university along with a greater understanding of what is involved in this complex activity.  This edition includes a section on avoiding plagiarism. 

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.