- Bibliographic Management
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- Bibliographic Management overview
- Which software do I use?
Referencing, or citing, is the practice of acknowledging sources of information and ideas that you have used in assignments. Correct referencing is essential in order to avoid plagiarism. References within a paper must follow a consistent system, or style. Referencing styles are consistent ways of displaying a citation or a reference within a document. Generally the reference will display the author, title and publication details of an item. Referencing is used as a way of acknowledging information that you have read or quoted. UniSA's version of the Harvard Author-Date system is used for many courses.
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Follow the Roadmap to referencing to help you decide what your source is and show you how to reference it according to Harvard-UniSA style.
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Bibliographic management is a system of organising and managing your references (or citations).
Bibliographic management software allows you to…
- create a database (or library) of references
- keep consistent and accurate records
- organise your research
- import references from electronic databases and catalogues
- produce correct references in your documents such as research papers, articles, thesis, assignments
- create and format in-text citations, reference lists and bibliographies in a particular style (e.g. UniSA-Harvard, APA, Author-Date, Chicago-Turabian)
- switch referencing styles automatically
- share references
The software supported at UniSA is:
- Which software do I choose?
- Manage your references: getting started with reference management software (a short module for new users within Infogate)
This diagram shows the process of creating a bibliography using bibliographic management software:
You need to make your own decision, but these are some of the factors to consider
- If you use the same software as your colleagues, it may be easier to share references and databases, as well as provide support for one another.
- EndNote contains a style called Harvard (unisa). RefWorks contains a Harvard style which is very similar. More information about the EndNote Harvard (unisa) style is available from the Library's EndNote page - UniSA Harvard author-date referencing style
- With RefWorks and EndNote Web you need to be online to use most features. With EndNote you can use most features offline.
- With RefWorks, your database of references is held on the secure RefWorks server in the USA. It is similar with EndNote Web. However an EndNote Library is stored on your own computer.
- EndNote and RefWorks are customisable. EndNote Web is not customisable, and is promoted as primarily an undergraduate tool.
- If you decide to change from one software product to another, references can be transferred. PLEASE NOTE: When transferring references from one product to another, you will need to check each reference to ensure that the correct reference type was selected and that the data is in the correct fields