Welcome to the Social Policy subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
Understanding how and knowing why referencing is important will help you avoid plagiarism.
Resources to help with accurate referencing and understanding what plagiarism involves are detailed below.
Reference management software packages- you do not need to use online reference management software, but they can be very helpful especially with larger pieces of work such as dissertations.
Plagiarism is taken seriously within the university but helpful guidance and support is available:
Also remember that your programme handbook will have information and guidance on this issue.
Reference management software lets you store, annotate and group references and also automatically creates citations and reference lists in your documents.There are a number of different reference management software tools available. For help in deciding which is right for you, please see our software comparison table from the link below:
For more information there is a self-enrol Learn course where you can learn about four of the most popular options : Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero and Citavi.
Remember: Not all databases will export citations to Reference Management Software.
The Digital Skills and Training programme includes workshops and webinars on EndNote for which anyone can sign up and for which the workbooks are sometimes available for people to go through themselves in their own time.