There are a number of free referencing generators available to assist students to appropriately acknowledge information sources. That said, many such tools come with a heavy advertising component. We are therefore delighted to offer an alternative to schools in which our members work.
Michael Hargreaves from Citemaker has generously offered to provide free-of-charge a SLANSW branded referencing generator whereby schools would be provided their own unique URL (as is provided for paid subscriptions). This offer is available for schools charging less than $5,000 annual tuition fees and with less than 1,000 Year 7 - 12 students.
The free SLANSW branded version of CiteMaker would differ from the full subscription version in that:
- Only APA6 and/or Harvard (Australian) styles would be offered;
- Citations would be export-only and students would not have the option to save their citations to the myCites database;
- ISBN search and automatic citation generation would be limited to Google searches and WorldCat would not be included; and
- Because students cannot save citations, the CiteNotes function for taking notes is not included.
A SLANSW version of Citemaker would otherwise have full citation generation capabilities which includes access on multiple platforms, including tablets and smartphones. Our arrangement with Michael Hargeaves is currently being finalised and details of how eligible schools can access the SLANSW Referencing Generator will be sent to members once available.