Cite Them Right helps students to reference a huge range of sources: books, journal articles, websites, legal documents... even graffiti and tweets!

Developed from the bestselling book Cite Them Right by Richard Pears and Graham Shields, which is used as the referencing standard at many academic institutions, Cite Them Right is renowned for its comprehensive coverage. It’s easy to search across source types and includes both print and electronic media. There are editable examples, information on other standard referencing styles and guidance on why referencing is important.

Cite Them Right helps students learn how to structure an accurate reference, and to understand the value of good referencing.

For a full description of the contents and features, read more about Cite Them Right .

How to purchase or take a trial

Cite Them Right is available to universities, colleges, schools and public libraries and more via an institutional subscription. Please visit our Request a trial page for more information.


Visit our External Administration Portal (SAMS Sigma) - user name and password required - to:

  • Check details of all your subscribed products from Bloomsbury
  • Add or change details of your OpenURL resolver and Shibboleth credentials
  • Add your institution’s logo to the footer of Bloomsbury resources you subscribe to
  • Edit your contact details
If you have lost or forgotten the administrator username and password for your institution, please contact us.


If you would like to use EZproxy to access the site, please refer to Bloomsbury Digital Resources' page at OCLC, where you can find the appropriate stanza for Cite Them Right.

Wayfless URL

If you're a Shibboleth user and would like to create a Wayfless URL to access Cite Them Right, you can do so by replacing [ENTITYID OF SUBSCRIBER] with your Shibboleth entity ID below:
https://sp.sams-sigma.com/Shibboleth.sso/Login?entityID=[ENTITYID OF SUBSCRIBER]&target=https://sp.sams-sigma.com/shib?dest=https://www.citethemrightonline.com/SHIBBOLETH?dest=https://www.citethemrightonline.com/
If you require any further questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

MARC Records

Please use the link below to download MARC records for Cite Them Right. The download is a zip folder which contains individual .mrc files.