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Reference Buddy

Instantly create your APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA & Vancouver reference lists!

Then just copy and paste it into your assignments and you're done!

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How does it work?

First log in with your Facebook account or you can create a free Reference Buddy account. Thereafter you can:

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Who Uses Reference Buddy?

We have users from the following institutions:

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A fee of R52 will buy you 500 unique views as well as 5 unique clicks to your website (unique meaning by different people).

We also provide you with statistics to track our service. If you're not satisfied, you can claim a 100% guarantee within 3 months of your payment

See our advertising policy and terms for more information

To get started, login (or sign up) and, no matter what page you're on, scroll all the way down to the advertise button.

New Referencing Styles

There are currently 11 referencing styles that users can create their reference lists with.

If there is a particular style that is not on Reference Buddy but that a user would like to use, then the user can email the style guide to referencebud@gmail.com and we'll upload that style onto our database within a week!

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Reference Buddy


Reference Buddy is a free online reference generating tool that university and high school students can use to create APA, Harvard, Vancouver and other reference lists for their projects. Our goal is to make referencing a much quicker, easier and simpler task.

We've been online since January 2015 (and has officially been established in 2014 by Robin Titus).

Please feel free to make contact on social media for more info or to communicate! Alternatively, you can also send an email to: referencebud@gmail.com


If you experience a problem or have a suggestion, please let us know as this site can easily be edited / fixed.

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Alternatively, you can also send an email to: referencebud@gmail.com


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