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How to use Cite them right

If you have a specific source type in mind, all you need to do is use the search feature and choose from the results. If you’d prefer to explore Cite them right, you can browse using the categories in the menu bar. Each category expands to show you different types of sources you can reference. The ‘Basics’ section is a good place to start if you are looking for general advice about referencing.

Once you’ve found the source type you’re interested in, you can use a dropdown menu to view that source using different referencing styles. The You Try feature enables you to easily construct your own reference by replacing the example text with information relevant to your information source. You can either copy/paste your reference into your assignment or email it to yourself for later.

Cite them right works on your tablet or smartphones, so you’ll always have the guidance you need at hand.

The Story of Cite them right

The number and variety of sources that can be referenced in academic work has exploded over the last 25 years. In 1992, Graham Shields wrote a simple A4 page hand-out on basic referencing for students at his university. This was so helpful that the hand-out grew first into a booklet, then into Cite them right, a complete referencing guide developed with Richard Pears. Cite them right was innovative because it expanded to include new types of source material with each new edition. Graham and Richard also took great care to incorporate user feedback to make Cite them right as up-to-date and useful for students and lecturers as possible.

Today, Cite them right is now in its 10th edition and has also been re-envisaged as this user-friendly platform. Having instant access to Cite them right makes it easier than ever to reference the sources that matter to you and expand the frontiers of academic discourse.



Cite them right
The Essential Referencing Guide, 10th edition
by Richard Pears and Graham Shields
Series: Palgrave Study Skills

About the Cite them right textbook

The Cite them right textbook can be used alongside Cite them right.

Key features:
  • Cite any information source, from ancient texts to Twitter
  • Examples are given in Harvard, APA, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA, Chicago and Vancouver referencing styles
  • Simplified advice on referencing publications
  • Diverse range of sources covered, including translated and non-English publications, graffiti, packaging, wills, medical images, statues, PowerPoint presentations and more
  • Guidance on plagiarism and how to avoid it.



What's new in Cite them right ?

This is a record of content updates. Any changes to the Cite them right referencing policy will be listed here.

  • 7th November 2016 - Further guidance to support the messaging of institutional requirements for referencing multiple authors using Harvard style.
  • 10th October 2016 - Updated guidance and new sections using Harvard style for legal sources, serials, social networking websites, computer games/programs and referencing journal articles in VLEs.
  • 14th September 2016 - 16 new sources now have added MHRA guidance, including Twitter and Plays.
  • 12th September 2016 - Guidance for referencing multiple authors updated to use et al in the reference list.
  • 15th July 2016 - New referencing style - Chicago - added, covering 20 different sources.
  • 1st April 2015 - 24 new sources now have added APA and MLA guidance, including Newspaper articles, Photographs from the internet and Web pages with no authors.
  • 1st October 2014 - New guidance added on referencing 'Mood boards' using Harvard to Media and art > Visual sources > Mood boards.