Eight tips for good referencing
Try to establish a habit of recording bibliographic information and page numbers at the time you are using the source. You may not have the chance to check the information later after you have written your assignment. This will help to save lots of time!
Be consistent! This is one of the most important rules of referencing; make sure you apply the same format consistently throughout.
To avoid plagiarism, ensure you can tell apart from reliable references and ideas that you have thought of, from the notes you have made from other sources. An easy way to do this is to use a coloured highlighter pen.
You may find it useful if you are using multiple sources. Make a table to keep track of your reference information on individual index cards and file them alphabetically.
Follow the referencing format for the source which most suit the one you are using, and change if necessary. If in doubt, speak to your tutor for guidance.
Check that for each in-text citation in your essay or dissertation there is a corresponding entry in the reference list, unless it is taken from an unrecoverable source. Use your ctrl+f!!
Make sure that you allow yourself some time for doing your references and that you proofread the reference list before you submit your essay; unnecessary careless mistakes can cost you marks.
Keyword tips, Books can be a useful starting point in your research. They can provide you a general overview of your topic. From there you can gather keywords for finding your references on google scholar