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Stop worrying about whether you’re referencing correctly and do it this way instead


You’ll never need to worry about writing your essay bibliography ever again.

Nothing’s worse than the crushing realisation that despite finishing your essay you’ve still got to spend the final hours before your deadline writing out references.

Worse still, nobody you know seems to understand exactly how you’re meant to reference in the first place. Even your tutors all tell you something different.

Now, there is an answer to this problem. New and improved app RefME, available to download for free here, will help you compile all of your references in a matter of minutes.

Use your phone to scan barcodes and the app builds your bibliography for you

Use the award-winning iOS and Android app to scan the barcodes of the books and journals you’ve used, and they’ll automatically be converted into an alphabetical bibliography in Harvard referencing style (other styles are available as well).

This bibliography is then stored in the cloud, ready for you to access online and paste into your essay. The website also has a range of browser plug-ins that will help you add e-journals and websites to your bibliography too.

The whole process barely takes five minutes


Working in the library? All your citations can be accessed from any computer, and can also be exported via email and Evernote so you don’t have to worry about copying them to a memory stick you’ll no doubt lose on your way to the printer.

So, rather than waste an evening flicking through books trying to find publisher information and edition number, get that essay finished earlier than everyone else and avoid the dreaded all-nighter.

You might even have enough time to celebrate with an impromptu night out.

These three finished their essays early thanks to ReferenceMe

Finish your essay early, go out partying, and be more like these guys

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