RefMe saves your references!If you write essays or other assignments, you'll have been told to make sure you cite your references;
in other words, you must say which author you're quoting from. (Some people talk about references, some about citations. Same thing.)
There are many ways of citing your references - basically, they're different ways of formating your references so that they all give the necessary bibliographical information in a prescribed way. Here at RCS, we use the Harvard referencing style. (Click here to find a page about it. You'll have to be an RCS student or staff member to access this page.)
It's very handy to automate the procedure a bit, by using referencing software. There are a number of free apps available. RefMe is one of the latest, and probably the simplest.
How to use it? Sign up here. https://www.refme.com
- If you're citing books, go to your library catalogue or a website like Amazon or Copac.
- Highlight and copy the title of the book you've quoted from, and make a mental note of the date the book was published.
- Tell RefMe that you're creating a reference.
- Tell RefMe you're listing a book. A search box will appear.
- Copy and paste the book title in.
- Choose your book from the list of results that will appear - make sure the date is right. Click on it.
- Bingo! Your first reference.
- Once you've got all your references listed, you can export it various ways, eg as a Word document. That can be copied and pasted at the end of your essay.