RefWorks is a citation manager. It captures citation details from library catalogues, online databases and the Web, then manipulates this information into the right formats for in-text citations and bibliographies.
RefWorks is housed on a US server, meaning that your references can be accessed from anywhere you have online access.
Please use this link to the RefWorks libguides.
RefWorks is subscribed by Box Hill Institute. If you wish to retain your references after leaving Box Hill, use the References option in Office 2007 instead of RefWorks.
Sites on Music referencing in particular
Harvard referencing is a family of styles known as "author-date" referencing. There are different versions but the author's name is always followed directly by the year of publication, both in the in-text citation and in the end-notes or bibliography. Be consistent, whichever version you choose.
In-text citations consist of an abbreviated form: Authors surnames (up to 3, otherwise first author "et al.") followed by Publication year in brackets.
The full citations are listed in the bibliography aka endnotes at the end of your document, not at the foot of each page. List the items alphabetically by author, then in date order, with a b c etc added after the year if the authors have published more than once in a given year.
An easy way to remember the citation order is to treat publication - the act of putting the item in the public arena - as an EVENT. The event is associated with metadata for WHO, WHEN, WHAT, WHERE. This reminds us to list Author/ Performer (Date). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.
The details are as follows.
For an article retrieved from an online database your teacher will have a policy as to whether you name the database.
If you are quoting an item you haven't seen yourself, e.g. a quote someone else has used or maybe a book you have accessed on Google Web, please break the citation into two parts: the citation of the original item as quoted, then "as in" and give the details of where you found it, using the patterns suggested above.
Here are some hints and techniques for better writing, put together by your own Whitehorse staff.
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