Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Cite it Right the first time and every time

The Glucksman Library’s Cite it Right: Guide to Harvard Referencing has been updated to a 4th edition. This edition is mobile responsive so will look great and be easy to use on both your laptop and mobile phone.  There is a PDF version available to download, and this can be printed if you prefer a physical copy (tip: print 2 pages per sheet and double-sided to save paper, ink and money!).

The print version of the 4th edition is currently being prepared and will be available for purchase in 2017. You can buy a print copy of the 3rd edition of Cite it Right from the Library Information Desk at a cost of €3.

The basic principles of citation and referencing in the 3rd edition are still valid but some changes have been made to make it easier to reference electronic / online sources. As in previous editions of Cite it Right you should always include a stable web address when referencing an online resource, preferably a persisdent identifier such as a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or a handle.


The two main changes in the 4th edition of Cite it Right are:

1. Online references should only have an “accessed” date in the format 02 Sept 2016 if the reference doesn’t include a persistent identifier such as a DOI or handle. For example, an “accessed” date should be omitted for references to journal articles if the DOI is included.

2. There is no need to include “{online}” for references that include a web address. Examples of different types of electronic references incorporating these new rules can be found in the 4th edition of Cite it Right online.

Contact Fintan Bracken, Research Services & Bibliometrics Librarian at the University of Limerick +353 61 233241 if you have any questions about Cite it Right or about referencing.

3 comments:

Graham Oakman said...

Try out this article about bibliographical writing to get some useful tips or ideas.

Tamanna Farhana said...

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