At Drop-ins learning skills advisers are getting some students who are very anxious to do their referencing correctly. Here is a four step process to assist you.
1. What referencing system is recommended in your unit (look at your unit guide – or check the side bar “Recommended at Monash University” on the Library’s citing and referencing on-line tutorial http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/
2. Be sure in your mind what sort of item you are referencing (is it a whole book, an article, a chapter in an edited book, an e-book, a webpage, an article in pdf format from a university database, etc.)
3. Look up the recommended referencing style (see 1. above) in the Library’s citing and referencing on-line tutorial and look through the examples in that style for the kind of item you are dealing with (see 2. above).
4. Copy the way the item is done in the Library’s on-line citing and referencing tutorial substituting information about the item you are referencing.
By the way we can take you through this process in a Learning Skills Drop-In session at your branch library. Ask at the information desk for times.