When you are writing an essay or assignment for your course, you need to acknowledge and cite the source of your information - this is known as referencing. Watch this short clip to find out what it is and resources you can use.

Academic Referencing Modules (ARM)

Use the Academic Referencing Modules (ARM) to help you understand the principles of referencing.

Academic Referencing Tool

The Academic Referencing Tool (ART) provides detailed examples of the four referencing styles; AGLC4 (Law), APA 7, APA 6, Oxford (Footnoting) and Harvard that have been endorsed for undergraduate students by La Trobe University.

Academic Referencing Tool feedback

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EndNote is software that can help you produce bibliographies for your thesis, essay or assignment. It will save you time and minimise the risk of errors. EndNote can be used to:

  • store bibliographic records (e.g. details of books, chapters, journal articles, websites, conference papers, theses, reports, etc.)
  • automatically generate citations and bibliographies in specific styles (e.g. AGLC4, APA 7, APA 6, Footnote, Harvard) in Word documents.
  • search and retrieve bibliographic records from library catalogues and journal indexing databases.

Download and learn how to use EndNote on Mac or Windows, or attend an EndNote workshop.

For a comprehensive guide to referencing, see the guide to referencing in Achieve@uni.

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