Library Subject Guides

Product Design: Writing and citing

Choosing a citation style

The Chemical Engineering department does not have a single preferred style, so you might want to check with your lecturer/supervisor. Some common styles include:



Technical writing

See our writing guides page for books which have useful hints for writing on technical subjects.

Visit the Learning Skills Centre for workshops and/or personal help.

Writing a thesis

See the Thesis Guide for resources for writing your thesis and instructions on depositing it.

If you're wondering how to format it, have a look at what recent Chemical Engineering theses have done.

Remember that I'm always happy to answer any questions you have about researching, citing, or anything else!

Referencing Software

It pays to keep a good record of what you read while doing research. There are now a number of tools available to help do this.

EndNote is software for Windows or for MacOS that

  • stores details about your references;
  • imports details directly from databases;
  • creates citations in thousands of styles; and
  • automatically formats your bibliography in Word.


EndNote Guide |  Book a workshop

Other similar software includes

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