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Referencing: how to create a bibliography

Which referencing style should I use?

Unfortunately, there is no standard style. Below are some guides, but do check with your course supervisor to see what they prefer.

The University of New South Wales – Referencing and plagiarism

This link describes referencing styles and the importance of avoiding plagiarism.

Referencing Software

Most institutions will assist current students to download referencing software such as Endnote or Refworks. These programs allow you to store and organise references and footnotes, as well as format them in a number of styles.

Harvard Referencing

Harvard is a style of referencing primarily used by university students to cite information sources.

Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual's footnote referencing system is widely used in the arts and humanities. Its author/date referencing provisions are also widely used, and constitute one of the many variants of the Harvard style.

For more information on referencing styles go to where you can also find a citation generator where you can automatically compile your bibliography.

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