How to use the online reference generator

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How to use the online reference generator

  1. 1. How to use the ONLINE REFERENCING GENERATOR To automatically create your reference list using the Harvard Author-Date System
  2. 2. Step 1. • Click on the ‘ Library webpage’ icon on the desktop if you are at school. • Google renmark high library if you are at home. This will take you to the Renmark High School Library Homepage. Click on the online referencing generator
  3. 3. Step 2. • You will need to type in a password. Leave the user name blank and type ‘index’ for the password. • Click okay • Choose Middle School Bibliography (Years 8-9) or Senior Bibliography (Years 10- 12 (Let’s begin)
  4. 4. Step 3 • Look at the source you are getting your information from and choose the corresponding source from the major headings. i.e website without an author (found under the heading Website) i.e. Encyclopedia, electronic (eg. Wikipedia or Britanica) and (found under the heading Encyclopedia) Click here for website without an author. Click here for electronic Encyclopaedia. These are the different headings of information sources.
  5. 5. Step 4 Example: website without an author • Type in the title of your article in the box called ‘Title of Article’ • Type in the name of the ‘sponsor’ or who owns the webpage and when it ‘was last updated’ (if there is no date type in n.d.) • Copy and paste the URL into the correct box. • Click on ‘create citation’. Click on Create citation You do not have to type the day you accessed the information, as it will come up automatically.
  6. 6. Step 5 Copy and paste your citation into a word document with a heading REFERENCE LIST Step 5 • Copy and paste your citation into a word document with a heading REFERENCE LIST •Remember to keep the source formatting or you will lose the italics which is part of the Harvard Author-Date System.
  7. 7. Step 6 • Your final product should look like the example below. • When you have several references in your list you need to arrange them in alphabetical order by the first word, which is usually an author’s last or the title. Ignore A, An, or The as first words of a title for the list order. REFERENCE LIST Holly, P n.d., Nutella, The Atlantic, accessed 30 March 2014, <http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/map-all-the-countries-that- contribute-to-a-single-jar-of-nutella/282252/>. Year 7 transition, 2013, Renmark High School, accessed 22 November 2013, <http://libguides>.

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