Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TRIAL: Cite Them Right

We have a trial of Cite Them Right from Palgrave Macmillan until 2nd November 2013.

To access this trial go to:

The number and variety of sources that can be referenced in academic work has exploded over the last 25 years. In 1992, Graham Shields wrote a simple A4 page hand-out on basic referencing for students at his university. This was so helpful that the hand-out grew first into a booklet, then into Cite Them Right, a complete referencing guide developed with Richard Pears. Cite Them Right was innovative because it expanded to include new types of source material with each new edition. Graham and Richard also took great care to incorporate user feedback to make Cite Them Right as up-to-date and useful for students and lecturers as possible.

Today, Cite Them Right is now in its 9th edition and has also been re-envisaged as this user-friendly online platform. Having instant access to Cite Them Right online makes it easier than ever to reference the sources that matter to you and expand the frontiers of academic discourse.

Cite them right online also works on your tablet or smartphones, so you’ll always have the guidance you need at hand.

After trying Cite Them Right, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.


Lisa Hawksworth said...

In principle, I think this could be useful. The Law School here uses OSCOLA but although it does refer to OSCOLA, there are limitations. For example, if you select Legal Material it gives you the options for legal cases or bills and so on, but it doesn't mention any secondary sources such as journal articles or books. If you click on the Journals option, it gives examples in the Author-Date format and you have to choose OSCOLA from a drop-down menu, which isn't immediately obvious.

Further guidance for OSCOLA is there, but it is a bit buried. Some guidance just isn't there at all; if you select Ebooks for example, OSCOLA isn't listed in the drop-down list of styles, so what does a student do then? In OSCOLA it says to cite books as if you read the print (if it is available in print), but the student will automatically go to the Ebooks section on this site and there is no guidance on citing Ebooks using OSCOLA.

Having said all that, I like the options to try it out with your own references, although I think the screen looks a bit messy.

Anonymous said...

Really useful to be able to quickly search for and check how a reference should be done, please keep it!