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Using referencing tools (In person)

Using referencing tools (In person) In-Person

★★★ advanced


Referencing properly is something that causes students a lot of stress – but it doesn’t need to be difficult. This session will introduce you to different referencing tools and software that can help you save time, avoid common mistakes with referencing, and make the most of your sources. We will also cover the practicalities of referencing AI use. Make sure Microsoft Word (free to members of the university) and Zotero (or EndNote) are both installed on your device to follow along with the practice exercises.

Key areas covered

  • Constructing references in the departmental style
  • Using reference management software and other referencing tools
  • Practice using Word Referencing and Zotero
  • Learn how to reference AI use 

Supporting resources

  • Prepare by taking a look at the 'Referencing tools' section of our Skills at Library support and find out your departmental referencing style.
  • Download and set up Zotero (or another reference management software of your choice!)
  • Workshop activity: Create references for the 6 sources you've found previously or the list of sources provided (available via Moodle).

Essex students: book your place here!

We encourage students to book onto our workshops via CareerHub in order to keep a record of their learning.


Don't have access to CareerHub? You can register below.

Related LibGuide: Skills at Library by Oona Ylinen

Wednesday 20 November 2024
13:00 - 14:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Library Learning Room

Registration is required. There are 15 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Clarissa St Yves

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