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EEP400 Research Skills Guide: Write and Reference


You might like to consider using EndNote to collect and store references for your assessments.

EndNote is bibliographic management software that is freely available to CSU students. With EndNote you can:

  • record and manage the details of journals and books you have found in your research;
  • store and manage PDF copies of articles you have downloaded;
  • annotate and add notes to PDFs;
  • insert in-text citations and reference-list entries into essays.

Work through our Discover EndNote Modules to learn how to 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:

  • Academic Referencing Tool
  • APA 7th Referencing Summary PDF
  • APA 7th Example Reference List
  • and more!

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 

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