Archive for the 'referencing' Category

LaTeX course in May

Imperial’s ICT dept are running a 2-day beginners course for postgraduates in LaTeX next month. No previous experience is assumed. The course costs £50.

It is a completely hands-on course and covers the following areas:.

  • When, why and where LaTeX?
  • Your first LaTeX document
  • Complex documents – Cross-referencing of text and maths, bibliographies, document
  • Styles for theses and journal articles
  • Resources for LaTeX on the internet

For more information and registration instructions see the Latex course poster (PDF).




Library citing & referencing pages get updated

The Library recently updated its pages which explain how to cite and reference correctly. Take a look yourself by going to our reference management page.

RefWorks: change in how you access it from 31 July 2009

The way you access RefWorks will soon change. If you already have an account you will need to move your data to a new account. This will need to be done sometime before 31 July 2009.

More information and instructions on how to set up a new account are available here.

Please contact Lawrence if you have any questions or difficulties.

Reference Management training

Reference Management software, such as EndNote and Reference Manager, enables you to keep a database of the references you need for your assignments. You can also add citations and reference lists into your work at the click of a button.

There are a number of EndNote and Reference Manager training sessions coming up.

To find out more and to book a session go to the Library website.

Reference management software training, 2008-09

The Library provides access, support and training for 3 reference management packages: EndNote, Reference Manager and RefWorks

Details of training sessions for Reference Manager and Endnote can be found on the Library website.

The Library will also be running training sessions on RefWorks on 3 November (12:00-13:00) & on 26 November (13:00-14:00). To book a place on the RefWorks training session, complete the online booking form.

Reference management software allows you to manage all the references you need for your papers, report, thesis or essays by enabling you to keep them in your own personal database or library. It allows you to:

  • search easily for a particular reference to which you need to refer back
  • print or save a list of references
  • insert citations into your document and automatically produce a bibliography in whatever style you require

New citation & referencing guides now available

The Library recently published new versions of its citation and referencing guides. We now have guides available in both the Harvard & Vancouver systems.

The guides have lots of examples of how to cite & reference various publication types (e.g. books, e-journals, conference proceedings, web pages). Knowing how to cite & reference correctly helps to improve the quality of your work.

The guides are available online here. Print copies are also available in the Library.

Please contact me ( if you have any questions about referencing and how to do it correctly.