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Computer science: Citing references

A guide to finding information in mathematics and statistics. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Whenever you refer to another person's work in your own essay, dissertation or article you must acknowledge them and give full details of your source. You risk being accused of plagiarism if you fail to do so.

For general information on referencing, including an explanation of different citation systems, and guidance on citing specific types of publication, see our Citing references guide.

For help with citing specific types of publication contact your subject librarian, Ian Chilvers.

For advice on using references in your work, and how to use them to support your arguments, consult the guidance on the Study Advice website or make an appointment with them.

Get help from your liaison librarian

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Ian Chilvers
Contact:
Please email me if you have a specific query or would like to book an appointment for 1-1 help. Alternatively I am usually available at the 3rd Floor Information Desk 14.00-15.00 on Thursdays.
Tel. 01183787486

LaTeX

LaTeX is a tool you may have been advised to use to format your papers or other written work. If you use LaTeX you may also choose to use BibTeX as an alternative to Endnote for managing your references and inserting your citations. 

We have books about how to use LaTeX in the Library - you can find them in Enterprise. A few are listed below.

Finding Bibliographic Details

EndNote

EndNote logoWhen you do your dissertation you could consider using EndNote to manage your references. This bibliographic management package can be used to store references, and then insert the citation in your Word document, automatically building the bibliography for you in the correct style.

Find out more on our EndNote webpages:

For information on other options for electronic management of your references see our guide to Managing references: