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Citing and Referencing

Citing and referencing your work correctly is essential not only to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Correct referencing is important to:

  • demonstrate your reading and hard work,
  • add weight to your argument,
  • provide directions to the original source,
  • assign appropriate recognition to the idea's originator.   

At Middlesex we have resource that can help you practice your citing and referencing skills; two of these are:

If you need further one-to-one help with citing and referencing contact Centre for Academic Success (CAS). 

New to RefWorks?

To set up a RefWorks account go to sign up.

  • Use your full Middlesex email address.
  • When you leave Middlesex you can switch to a limited free account.  Change your email address in your account settings.

For help using RefWorks, go to:

To link RefWorks to Word, please follow the instructions in the Integration with Word section on this page.

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Migrating from legacy to new RefWorks

Detailed information on this change see the Legacy RefWorks Support Center.   There are two key steps:

  1. Set up a (new) RefWorks account.   See the slides on this page for how to do this at Middlesex. There is also this useful toolkit from RefWorks. 
  2. Move your references from legacy to new.