Academic Writing, Referencing and Plagiarism
Respect for authorship and the cultivation of the highest possible standards in academic and scholarly writing are fundamental values of the University of Buckingham, as in all British universities. The culture of personal, small-group teaching at Buckingham offers an ideal setting for such values to be shared.
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As part of your induction into University life, you will also be required to complete an online examination of your understanding of our policy and procedures in this area, before submitting work for assessment. Full details will be given with your joining instructions. Click here to view a copy of the policy document.
As further reading we also strongly recommend Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism by Kate Williams and Jude Carroll, and Richard Pears and Graham Shields’s Cite them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide; both titles are readily available in the University Library.
Free Referencing Software
Ask Librarians for guidance in using referencing software.
Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files snapshots of web pages and much more
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.
Microsoft Office Word
There is a basic referencing tool in Word under References, although it only includes a few referencing styles.