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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Cite Them Right

The Essential Referencing Guide

Edition 10th Edition
ISBN 9781137585042
Publication Date May 2016
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Skills

This is the leading guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism, covering everything from understanding plagiarism and identifying sources to setting out quotations and creating a reference list.

Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone.  

The tenth edition of this bestselling book is an essential resource for anyone doing original research for written assignments, including students, teachers, authors, librarians and non-academic researchers.

Cite Them Right is also available as an institutional subscription product, Cite Them Right Online: https://www.citethemrightonline.com/

Richard Pears is an Academic Liaison Librarian at Durham University Library, UK. He has worked in academic and public libraries for over fifteen years, delivering research skills training to students in all academic stages.

Graham Shields was Learning Advisor at the University of Cumbria Library and Student Services, UK. He worked in academic libraries for over thirty years.

Section A. What is Referencing?
Section B. How to Cite
Section C. How to Quote, Paraphrase and Summarise
Section D. How to Reference
Section E. Examples of Sources using the Harvard Style
Section F. American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing Style
Section G. Chicago Referencing Style
Section H. Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) Referencing Style
Section I. Modern Language Association (MLA) Referencing Style
Section J. Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)
Section K. Vancouver Referencing Style
Further reading


Reviews for previous editions: ' [A] comprehensive manual on all aspects of using information from another source, from the start of the process through to the finish. …The book is extremely influential and for many students, academics and librarians it has become the 'official' guide to referencing.' – White, Journal of Information Literacy
'I think it is the best on the market. I use it a lot and recommend it to students.' – Professor Helen E Higson, Head of Learning and Teaching, Aston Business School, Pro-Vice Chancellor International Relations, Aston University, UK
'As a university lecturer, I provide guidance to students. As such, I must be absolutely correct. This reference book has ensured that I can give the assistance required and of course… be correct.' – David Pellett, Lecturer, University of Teesside, UK
'I can't recommend this book enough, it really takes the ambiguity out of referencing. This book helped with my most recent essay and I doubt it'll leave my side until the course is over.' – Amazon reviewer
'This book is absolutely essential ... I used this book for every assignment and couldn't have done without it.' – Amazon reviewer
'This has been an absolute life saver throughout my degree ... I haven't struggled to find what I'm looking for once. In all my essays, lecturers have commented on my perfect referencing and I can assure you that is not down to me, but to this fantastic guide ... Best university book I've invested in – a must! ' – Amazon reviewer
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