Online referencing website

I would hazard a guess that at least 99% of students hate referencing. It could be more.

It’s fiddly, it’s time-consuming, it’s picky, and it is often the last job to do before the assignment deadline.

Fear not, help is at hand.

We have subscribed to a new website: www.citethemrightonline. It is an amazing website (subscription only) that guides you through how to reference just about anything, from books to computer games.


How to use:

There are 3 simple ways to use the site:

  1. Use the “search” box (top right of screen)
  2. Use the menu bar (across the top of the screen, showing Books, Journals etc)
  3. The “show me how” box (across the middle of the screen)

(Personally I find the menu bar the easiest. For example, click “books”, and you then get to choose between printed books and ebooks, and you keep choosing options until you have the example you need. Play around with the site and see what works best for you).

There is also a handy “basics” button (top left of screen) that gives advice such as:

  • How to set out citations in text
  • How to paraphrase long quotes
  • What counts as “common knowledge” and therefore doesn’t need to be quoted

How to access:

On campus – simply go to – no need to login.

Off campus – go to and login via “individual subscriber” with your Athens account. Please contact us at if you need to set up an Athens account.

What do you think of it?

Let us know by emailing We are in touch with the developers who are keen to receive feedback.


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