Bibliography management

Citing correctly in your final project, doctoral thesis or scientific article is vital and a hallmark of quality. It also means you're using the information you've found ethically, respecting the copyright and avoiding plagiarism.

This interactive infographic has examples of how to cite the most common digital formats.

What is the difference between a citation and a bibliographic reference?

A citation is a reference that has been embedded into a body of text, and contains information about the source. To cite a source in the text, follow this example:

(Author, year, p.)
(Rodríguez, 1984, pp. 25-26)

A bibliographical reference provides information (author, year of publication, publisher, etc) that identifies someone else's idea or writing. The references should be listed at the end of your work in the bibliography and follow a citation style. The style you need to use depends on the discipline in question and the guidelines provided by the teaching staff.

How to produce your bibliography

The bibliography has to include references to all the works you've used, whether you've cited them directly or simply consulted them.

We offer some tools to help you produce your bibliography. You can create your own list of references, exporting them from a database and other sources of information. You can also share them with other users or add them to your works.

Mendeley
Reference manager and academic social network.
Zotero
Open source bibliographic reference manager
logo zotero
Access Zotero’s online manual to get the most out of the bibliographic manager.
Mendeley: tutorial d'aprenentatge
Self-learning materials for the Mendeley reference manager produced by the UOC Library.
Vídeos Mendeley
Learn how Mendeley works through easy self-training videos and tutorials offered by the bibliographic manager.