University of East Anglia Referencing Guide

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University of East Anglia Referencing Guide

University of East Anglia Referencing Guide

Help and Guides

Information skills help and guides Information skills help and guides

Videos, worksheets and guides all aspects of academic information skills, from reference management to planning a literature search.

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Information sources

Reading and note making

Referencing and citation

Literature searching

Developing a research question

Managing research data


Reading and note making Reading and note making

Bite-sized guide to information management (pdf, 2 pages) – includes tips on strategic reading, active note making and taming your files

Guide to planning a search (pdf, 2 pages)

An excellent model to stimulate critical thinking by the University of Plymouth (pdf, 2 pages)

Referencing and Citation Referencing and Citation

Reference management tools can help you to do better research. They save you time and stress by automatically creating properly formatted references lists – and they can also help you make connections between ideas.


Links and guides

Bite-sized guide to reference management software (pdf)

Guide to EndNote Online (pdf)

Further information about Endnote

Information on referencing and plagiarism from UEA’s Learning Enhancement Team

Literature Searching Literature Searching

A literature search is a detailed, organised, step-by-step search for all the relevant material available on a topic – including material you don’t yet know is out there! Designing a thoughtful and systematic approach to searching the literature is the first step to research success. This worksheet guides you through what’s involved.

Setting up email alerts from your favourite research sources is a brilliant way to stay up to date with your topic without getting overwhelmed. It’s like getting a drip-feed of new information. Here’s how to do it.