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Referencing

QUT cite|write

cite_write screen

QUT cite|write is a complete resource designed to assist you to cite, reference and write well at university.

When to reference

  1. Directly quoting text 
  2. Paraphrasing a chunk of text in your own words
  3. Summarising an article, a book chapter, an idea
  4. Using a graph, table or photo
  5. Whenever you are using someone else's work or ideas

Referencing: the basics

Cite this for me

Cite This For Me is one of the most popular citation tools today. Launched in October 2010, they began with the mission of helping students create perfect citations in a fraction of the time. Since then, Cite This For Me has assisted millions of users across the world including in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and beyond.

Cite this for me will do most of the work in building your references, but you may still have some fields to fill in. Luckily, it tells you which fields it still needs to make it a complete reference. 

While it says it is using a particular style (e.g. APA 6th) it may be different from what's in Cite|Write. Check with your tutor/lecturer if they have a preference.