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(Released: 2014.3.31, Last updated: 2018.1.23)
Making a reference list
Citations in the text and reference list must follow the format specified by the academic society or the journal you submit.
Each academic field may have its own particularities, but there is no unique format to write a reference list.
Articles to be submitted for an academic journal must follow the instructions of the publisher.
Below is one example.
You can organize bibliographic information, either downloaded from databases or added manually, and create a reference list automatically with reference management tools.
Please make use of the reference management tool "RefWorks", available for free on the Web for the University of Tokyo students and faculty or staff.
Please carefully read the page below before use.
Also there is a free reference management tool "Mendeley".
Main differences between RefWorks, EndNote basic, Mendeley, EndNote *On-campus Only
There are seminars on how to use reference management tools. We take requests for conducting seminars during classes and order made seminars for free.
- Training: Schedules of classes on how to search for reference materials and to use reference management tools, etc.
- 出張講習会(in Japanese): How to apply for custom-made seminars by groups and individuals, and seminar requests during classes, etc.
- 講習会教材(in Japanese): Past seminar text books. Text books for each field (in Japanese) and for international students.