E-Resource of the Month – Cite Them Right


What is Cite Them Right?

Cite Them Right is an electronic resource for guidance on citing and referencing to avoid accidental plagerism. It will help you reference almost any possible information type, ensuring that you can create full and accurate citations and bibliographies for your assignments. It covers many different referencing systems including Harvard, APA, MLA, MHRA, and Vancouver. The print copy is now in its 9th edition (2013) – we have many copies in the library.

How do I access Cite Them Right?

Go to the E-resources A-Z list. Click on the G icon if you’re on-campus and click on the W icon if you’re off-campus. You’ll then be asked to log-in via Shibboleth. Enter your ITS log-in details (what you use to log into PCs/Macs, e.g. css01fb), not your campus log-in details (e.g. what you use for email/VLE). It should then take you to the Cite Them Right homepage.

Searching Cite Them Right

On the homepage, you can get a brief overview of the resource with the embedded Youtube video. Otherwise, you can use the basics tabs across the top of the page to navigate the different resources types, e.g. books, journals, digital and the Internet. Click on a tab for more detailed information, e.g. clicking on books asks you for which type of book (printed, electronic, chapters from a book). You’ll then receive a citation order and instructions/examples of how to cite the resource. You can even try yourself. Alternatively, from the homepage, use the search bar. Enter a resource type, e.g. website or Youtube, and pick the correct option from the search results. You can filter these search results by citation style.

It’s worth noting that there are also numerous examples of online referencing software that can help with referencing. These will allow you to save information from the resources you use, e.g. books, websites, newspaper articles, into a library and then automatically create citations and bibliographies from them. We recommend Zotero as the simplest and most effective to use. Please ask your subject librarian for help using Zotero.

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