These resources will help you to understand what referencing is, why we have to do, and how to do it correctly. Once you've looked at this section we recommend you move on to the guides on avoiding plagiarism.

Cite Them Right 

A referencing guide written by Richard Pears and Graham Shields. Copies are in stock at our libraries and it is also available online. When you are off campus you will need to login with your University user ID and password.

Click here to learn more about Cite Them Right.
Watch a short 1 minute video on using Cite Them Right.

Introduction to referencing

What are references and why do we use them?

Decoding references

A quick guide to understanding references.

Endnote Essential Training (LinkedinLearning)

Endnote can help you manage your research. You will need to login to your LinkedinLearning account to access this online training.


Zotero is free to use and can help you collect, organise, cite and share your research. [external site].

Organise your reading and manage your references with Zotero

Blog post containing useful guidance on using Zotero for your studies

Recommended reading

We've made a collection of Study Skills books that you can find on our library catalogue.