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Everything you need to know about referencing, avoiding plagiarism, and writing a bibliography.

Online Bibliography Tools

There are lots of easy-to-use online tools that help you write bibliographies.

As long as you record the details of sources as you go, these tools do most of the work for you.



Bibme is a simple tools that lets you paste in the URL of a website or search for a book by title or author. Select the source you used from the list, add any missing details and Bibme creates and saves the reference.

*It's important to note Bibme creates references in styles like MLA, APA and Chicago, but not the Harvard style most schools use.


Cite This For Me does most of the work generating references for you - just choose your reference style, your source type, and enter the details of your resource.

*You need to keep track of the details of your resources (Title, Author, Date, and ISBN if it's a book, etc.)


If you are serious about your referencing, you may wish to download Zotero - your personal research assistant!

Once on your device, Zotero will allow you to collect, organise, cite and share your research.

Below are several bibliography templates. They are there to help you find the information you need to complete the bibliography.

These are just  templates. DO NOT submit your bibliography in a table like this. You must submit it as a list.