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Referencing and Plagiarism, reference help

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How to use RefWorks

Former Refworks training page.  Refworks is no longer available.

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 13:28

Referencing accessible formats

Guidance on adjustments disabled students could make when referencing accessible formats, if the standard OU Harvard style can’t be followed.

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 14:08

The why and how of referencing

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 16:13

Important news about RefMe

The popular reference management tool RefMe is merging with CiteThisForMe and will no longer be free. You will need to export your references before June 1st or you will lose them.

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 09:40

Referencing Myths - Busted

Part of the Student Hub Live (re)Freshers event, this session will explore referencing using the OU Harvard style.

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:43

Join us next week for Student Hub Live!

Join us for the Student Hub Live (re)Freshers event, on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 09:36

The importance of being digital

'The importance of being digital' was a live question and answer session (broadcast online) about the skills and approaches that can help you use digital and online tools and technologies during your studies, at work or in your personal life.

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 16:31

How to use MyReferences

Find out how to join the 'How to use MyReferences' online training session. This session will show you the basics of storing and retrieving references using the Open University tool, MyReferences. The simple interface is ideal if you are new to referencing and would like to use an automated tool.

Tue, 29/05/2012 - 16:04

What if I cannot find the reference type I need in the OU Harvard guide to citing references?

The key to referencing is to apply the correct style and to be consistent. Identifying as much information as possible to construct your reference and placing these elements in the right order and relevant format will help others to locate the source you used.

Wed, 11/01/2012 - 15:48

Where do I find the OU's Harvard Guide to citing references?

You can find guides to citing references on the Referencing and Plagiarism page along with other guidance on how to reference

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 16:42

I have found a web page with no author, date or publisher - how do I reference it?

If you do not know who has written a work you can still reference it - but should you?

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 16:42

RefWorks imports

References can be added to Refworks manually, by importing a text file, or by direct export. Guidance for specific databases is provided.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Bibliographic management

Reference management tools help you to organise your references and create bibliographies. 

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Importing references to EndNote

The different ways of getting references into Endnote are explained, including import filters, connection files and direct export.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Referencing and plagiarism

Keeping track of the information you find and acknowledging it in your work with accurate references helps others to locate the source you used and helps you to avoid plagiarism.

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 14:06

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