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EEP400 Research Skills Guide: Write and Reference


EndNote is a bibliographic software provided to you for free from the Library. It can:

  • Record and manage the details of journals and books you have found in your research;
  • Store and manage PDF copies of articles you download, or link to them in the journal databases; and
  • Allow you to annotate and add notes to PDFs.

Go to the EndNote Guide for more information about how to download and use EndNote.

Writing Resources

Add in some subject specific resources or resources that will assist with writing the assessment they are asked to complete. 

Referencing at Charles Sturt University

The Referencing at Charles Sturt University webpage has lots of helpful information about referencing including links to the following resources:

  • Charles Sturt University Guide to APA 7th Referencing
  • Charles Sturt University Example of an APA 7th Reference List
  • Academic Referencing Tool
  • APA 7th Style Blog

The main referencing style at Charles Sturt University is APA 7th though this is not the only style used at the University and you should check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Popular blog tools

  • ThinkSpace
  • WordPress is widely used 
  • Blogger is provided by Google. 
  • PebblePad

Using a Blog in an academic context

There are several things to consider when using a blog format in an assessment. 

  1. You will still need to reference your work accurately. 
  2. Usually you will still need to write in an academic/professional tone
  3. If commenting on blog posts written by your peers ensure you remain constructive and professional