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Referencing and Plagiarism

What is Cite Them Right?

Cite Them Right is a referencing guide with model examples to help you confidently acknowledge the work of others.

There is both a book and a website which can be used to look up the correct referencing conventions for the sources you intend to use within your work. These can be found by clicking the buttons below:

How to use Cite Them Right online

  • You can search for the specific source that you would like to reference. 

  • Alternatively, the navigation menu can be used to browse the categories and the 150+ source types for which guidance is provided. 
  • Once you’ve found the source you’re interested in, you can use the dropdown menu to view the source in your required referencing style. 
  • The ‘You try’ feature on the source pages enables you to easily construct your own reference by replacing the example text with information relevant to your source. 
  • You can either copy/paste your reference into an assignment or email it to yourself.

The ‘Basics of Referencing’ section has helpful articles that provide different entry points and advice to support you in all matters related to referencing. 



The tutorial

Complete the Cite Them Right Tutorial to learn the principles of referencing.

This 1 hour interactive tutorial (divided into sections which each take approximately 5 minutes to complete) covers the importance of referencing, how to write citations and build references. It also offers the opportunity to test knowledge and confirm understanding in the practice of referencing. 

  • Once you launch the tutorial you can choose your referencing style in order to tailor the tutorial guidance and questions.

  • After you have finished exploring the various topics, you can choose to take an assessment to test and document your knowledge.