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History: Referencing & Writing

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If you need help with referencing or finding information for your assignments, come along to the Library's Humanities Drop-In Sessions!


If you follow a citation style correctly, you will avoid plagiarism and help your reader find your information sources.  Ask your lecturer/supervisor if you are not sure which style you should use. The Chicago A 16th ed. is typically used in the History program at Otago:

Reference Management Software

Reference management software imports documents and bibliographic data in order to store this information and generate references and bibliographies in their writing documents. This means that researchers save a lot of time as they do not have to write out citations or bibliographies manually.

The three most commonly used reference management software are:

See our Managing Your References guide for more information and tips for choosing which software is best for you.

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