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German Studies: Citing & Referencing

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Citing & Referencing

Referencing acknowledges the books, articles, websites, and any other material used in the writing of a paper, essay or thesis.

Essential Elements of Referencing


Refers to sources you quote within your document. This brief citation directs the reader to the exact place in your reference list or bibliography where you will provide the extended details of the source

Reference list/ Bibliography:

Detailed list of sources that have been cited within the text. Every reference must have enough information for the reader to find the source again.

EndNote Web

Reference management software can help you:

  • Gather references automatically from databases.
  • Format documents & citations instantly in a variety of styles.
  • Generate bibliographies
  • Create a personal database of references & PDFs

EndNote Online is reference management software recommended to undergraduates and taught masters. EndNote Online is available for free via MIC Library. See link below for a subject guide on EndNote Online:



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