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 […]

Why I joined RefME: My Ringside Seat to the Evolution of Academic Libraries

Thoughts from a tech enthusiast, library evangelist & higher education devotee  Having spent the majority of my working life within higher education software companies, I realised that this was never my intention at the onset of my career and I was certain that “library land” would be just another stop along the journey. Fast forward […]

#Digifest16: Quality Space for Innovation in Learning and Teaching with Technology

The Jisc Digifest 2016 was a brilliant event this year with some engaging keynotes and compelling presentations (and featured some of the best tech companies in education). The two day event celebrated the power of digital – hence – RefME’s presence as an exhibitor. Held in Birmingham, England, from March 2-3, the event drew attendees from various roles within […]

2016 so far.

The month of February was a busy one to say the least. I found myself across the pond in Seattle speaking with the Microsoft team about a number of exciting opportunities and then over to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and most recently, I made a visit to speak at LSE here in London. Meanwhile […]

Cite This For Me Salutes the 2015 IgNobel Prize Winners

  Yesterday we saw the 25th edition of the Ig Nobel prize, a lighthearted warm-up act to the Nobel announcements which will happen in early October. Lauded by Nature as “arguably the highlight of the scientific calendar” the aim of the prize is to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them […]

Sign up and start earning as a RefME digital rep

Over the last two weeks we’ve had over 150,000 signups to RefME from students all over the world! We’re now reaching out to everyone who’s using RefME to spread the word and in doing so, save students everywhere from referencing hell. As a rep you’ll get your own personalised link to RefME.com that you can […]

Social Distractions

(Image by – smlions12) On average we spend over three hours on social networking sights a day, but is our submergence in a virtual world dumbing us down or could it actually be making us more socially adept? Social media has fast become an essential part of many people’s modern techno fuelled lives. The usual […]

Sleep, Eat, Revise, Repeat

Here at the Cite This For Me office we love sleep, but all too often it seems like you can never get enough. As we’ve been working hard to perfect APA format, MLA format, and Harvard referencing for you and spread the referencing revolution, our sleep has suffered. Sleep is a vital part of life, especially […]