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Computer Science: Referencing Guide

Computer science subject guide updated for 2020/21

Referencing style

Undergraduate students will often include a bibliography in their individual projects, although it is not essential. If you do so, then please give references in a consistent form. More information can be found in the Project briefing document (the Pink Book). You may find a tool such as BibTEX useful to automate this process.

Specific advice for Computer Science students

A good guide to technical writing and presentations is: Justin Zobel (2004). Writing for Computer science. Springer (2nd ed.). Copies of this book are available to borrow in the library.

Technical writing

Other Referencing advice

You will find reference management software useful for creating bibliographies. Computer science students often choose to use BibTEX.

Other popular reference management tools include: