Queen’s University Belfast Reference Generator
Choose a type of source, enter the details into the boxes provided and then click the “Generate Reference” button to generate a correctly formatted reference. When you are ready to create your list, click “Create Sorted List”. You can copy and paste this list, or you can download the list by clicking the icon at the top right of the list.
Please note that this tool may not work correctly on older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 7 and below.
Referencing is an important academic skill in higher education. To help you master the basic rules and conventions of referencing, cite2write was developed by Tim Crawford from the Learning Development Service (LDS) in Queen’s University Belfast.
LDS also offers free academic skills support through workshops and one-to-one appointments – click here for more information.
When you are writing a piece of work and use someone else’s words or ideas you must reference them.
This means that you need to include detailed information on all sources consulted, both within your text (in-text citations) and at the end of your work (reference list or bibliography).
Another way to understand referencing is to think of an analogy – when you buy designer clothes there is usually a label attached to say who made them; this brand identity is like an author of a book