The appearance of references in academic writing is standardized according to an output style. Many academic institutes and disciplines favour one style that they consider more suitable to the topic at hand above other styles. Journals and publishers have often defined their own bibliographic style that then has the name of the journal.
Bibliographical software helps authors to maintain a style in a manuscript by applying a 'style sheet'. A limited number of basic styles may be provided, but products like RefWorks provide a complete library of output styles.
Bibliographical Software at ISS
RefWorks and Write-N-Cite
- The Institute favours the use of bibliographical software in academic writing. The University Library at ISS provides support for the use of RefWorks/Write-N-Cite and organizes regular training sessions for staff and students.
- The Erasmus University Library has an extensive online course: e-course RefWorks