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What is reference management software?
Reference management software, also known as citation management software, allows you to:
Some also have additional features such as:
Types of referencing style
All styles consist of two parts. The first is the in-text citation, which gives enough information for the reader to find the reference in the second part, the list of references at the end of the document.
Referencing styles fall into three main groups:
If you are uncertain which referencing style you should be using contact your department or ask your tutor for advice.
APA Style has been developed for academic institutions by the American Psychological Association, the creator of and authority on APA Style, and features full integration of the APA's best-selling and widely adopted Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
APA Book Citation
There are a few things that must be considered when citing your work under APA guidelines, for example APA in text citation when there is no author or citation for multiple authors. Most often, however, APA citation follows the same basic format:
Contributor. (Date of publication). Title of Work. Publication Information.
The primary contributors to the piece being cited, more often than not the name of the author(s), will be placed just before the publication date and the title of the work. In the event that more than one (but less than eight) authors contributed, the names will be arranged in the same order they are listed on the original source. First and middle initial, and whole surname.
Once you’ve noted the contributor information, and the title information, next it is necessary to cite the publication information. The template used will change depending on the type of publication.
Smith, K.F. (Date of Publication). Book Title. City, State: Publisher Name.
Smith, K.F. (Date of Publication). Article Title. Magazine Title, Volume, Page(s)
Social media (e.g., Twitter, YouTube, Facebook )
When citing Twitter, Facebook, Google+ (or any other platform) as a whole, and not any information in
particular, it is sufficient to give the URL in the text. No reference list entry is needed.
Specific, retrievable information on social media sites is referenced as follows:
These are easy to cite because Twitter provides all the necessary information—who (Twitter username), when (date), what (title), and where (URL)!
A reference to a YouTube channel follows the usual who (YouTube username), when (date), what (title), and where (URL) format:
Recordings and Presentations
Webinar recordings and training presentations are also available:
IEEE citation style is used primarily for electronics, engineering, telecommunications, computer science, and information technology reports. The three main parts of a reference are as follows: ·
Theses (B.S., M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.)
Instead of spending hours in typing bibliographies to organize the references, you can do it - by using EndNote! This software is available in Library. Contact the Library team to get a copy and email at email@example.com for in-depth training.
Information on using EndNote, with links to resources.:
Use the links belows to see these Videos in high definition.
Download EndNote X9
The researchers who are interested to install/activate the EndNote X9 can bring their Laptop to YIC Library during office hours.
Mendely is a freely available reference manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop and mobile versions. You can sync your library between these different versions and across different computers.
With a free account you get 2GB of web space and can create 1 private groups with up to 3 users. You can upgrade to a premium plan if you need more space or groups.
Bibliographic data from:
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