Referencing correctly will improve the quality of your academic work and help you avoid accidental plagiarism.
The Library provides comprehensive guidance to help you. You can also contact your subject librarian with any questions you have about referencing.
There are a variety of reference managers available. You should choose one based on whether it supports the writing platform you will use. At the University of Bristol, we support EndNote and Mendeley, which are well integrated into key tools such as Word and Overleaf, but there are others.
There are many different referencing styles, and it is important to ensure that you are following the appropriate style for your subject. Check with your tutor if you are unclear as to which style you should be using.
Many of the major referencing styles used at the University of Bristol are covered in the below resources:
BibTeX is commonly used with LaTeX to help organise references and create a bibliography. Each reference in the bibliography file (.bib) is formatted with a certain structure and is given a 'key' by which you refer to in the source .tex file. All major reference managers work with BibTeX.