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Demography: Writing & Citing


You can use PowerSearch's citation function in the "send it" area for quick and easy citation copying & pasting, as well as sending to RefWorks.

These guides & info will help you learn how to cite.

  • Guide to Good Referencing
  • How to Cite APA Style - a very detailed Library Guide
  • RefWorks
    • A Library provided software
    • Helps you manage your bibliographic references
    • Makes it easier to write your papers and thesis
    • Available (on campus & remotely) to all HKUST students and staff

There will be special classes on how to use RefWorks later in the semester.This User Guide  will help you.

Preparing to Cite

Remember to record citation information for each item you use for your research - paper or online

  • Author(s) - (who wrote it)
  • Title - (what it is called)
  • Date of publication
  • Page numbers

For articles & webpages:

  • Source - (title of the periodical or larger work it appeared in) - for articles, chapters, or web pages
  • Volume & Issue numbers - for journals or magazines

For books:

  • Place of publication & publisher

Online items

  • Idenitfier
    • DOI
    • URL (web link address)
  • Date of access


These books and links may help you with writing up your research.

You may want to look at the Library Guide: Writing Guides and Manuals.



Refworks - Learning Vidoes & Manual

  1. RefWorks on YouTube - these online videos will walk you through from RefWorks basics to all advance features. For example:
    1. Accessing RefWorks & Creating an Account & Logging in  (2 min, 53 sec)
    2. Adding References to RefWorks with Direct Export  (2 min 14 sec)
  2. RefWorks Help File - A complete instruction manual for RefWorks 2.0.
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