9 Resources That Will Help You Write The Perfect Admissions Essay

Mary Walton is a professional editor and online tutor. Her tutoring work with people of all ages has allowed her to explore education in all of its guises. Her blog shares more on what she has learned from her experiences.     It’s time to start thinking about getting your college applications ready. You may […]

10 Things We Discovered About Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

Referencing has long been considered an essential practice in academia, but the increasing availability of information in today’s digital age has fundamentally changed the way some students perceive ‘giving credit where credit is due’. It is therefore crucial that students are well-informed on how and when to reference so that they can avoid being marked […]

Melania Trump fails to cite her homework in speech to GOP Convention

(CNN, 2016) Now it’s not the first time a politician or a celebrity in the spotlight has been ‘called out for copying’ (Fawzy, 2016) or caught ‘borrowing’ other people’s ideas. So for Melania Trump, and whoever her speech writer is (sorry, was), last night’s speech at the GOP Convention was a tad embarrassing. Proving that […]

MLA 8, or: citing in the 21st century

The shiny new edition of the MLA Handbook came out earlier this year and we were obviously one of the first to get our hands on it. Yes, we’re that serious about referencing. So, what’s new and important for students, researchers and educators to know? What are the big changes between MLA 7 and MLA […]

How to Build Your Own Mobile Usability Kit

Here at Cite This For Me we love our users almost as much as we love citations (APA format, MLA format…we love them all!). As the company’s User Researcher, my job is to better understand how students use our services for their assignments, trying to capture which part of the experience works well for them and […]

Your Last Minute Referencing Woes Sorted

Summer is fast-approaching, but there’s one final hurdle to jump before those three months of freedom. Up until now your biggest worries have probably been arguing with your housemates over washing-up, making your student loan stretch for a whole term, or wondering whose Netflix account you can hijack next. Now deadlines and exams have crept […]

Tips for Young Designers & Developers

I wanted to share a few pointers that I wish someone could have told me when I first started out in design and development. I am by no means saying that these are definitive, nor do you have to follow my advice, but I do hope that these tips give you a little advice on […]

Higher Education and the Data Revolution

Paul Clark – CEO of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – has worked in Higher Education in a range of roles for 20+ years. He has led a number of sector-wide data initiatives, including work on open data, improving data skills and using data for increased efficiency and benchmarking.  Data is becoming ever more […]

#LibrariesTransform – The Relevance of the Library in the Modern University

Since joining Cite This For Me and talking to many librarians across the UK, Europe and the US, I have become increasingly interested in the role the academic library plays in the lives of its staff and student communities, and whether this role is changing in the context of the modern university. I was fortunate […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

Click on the image to open the full data visual. It’s clear that accurate referencing has a great impact on students’ success at university. Referencing is a fundamental exercise in academia and, with increasing abundance of readily-available information today, the importance of ‘giving credit where credit is due’ becomes all the more significant. At Cite […]