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OCLC's partnership with T and Biscuits makes citation easy

T and Biscuits, based in South London, U.K., has created a mobile reference app, ReferenceME, that has been a Top 10 Educational App Download on the iTunes store as well as being voted the App of the Week for IOS and Android by The Guardian.

The app lets students scan book barcodes to discover, cite and create lists for information in e-books, books, chapters, magazines, newspapers, websites, journals, films and more. It also provides quick search access to the world’s library collections via WorldCat, made possible by APIS available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform,

One of the citation services’ advantages is that it lets users view the citation format as they enter their information, so they learn how to reference materials as they go. Then, ReferenceMe uses WorldCat to quickly fill citation information with formatting.

“It is the only app in the U.K. that compiles a bibliography according to the guidelines of whichever style manual the user selects, “ said Tom Hatton, T and Biscuits Creative Director and CEO.

 “Our partnership gives ReferenceME users access to a high quality, reliable and secure data platform and helps take T & Biscuits’ product to market,” said Mark Allcock, OCLC Business Development Director from Sheffield, U.K. “Adding ReferenceME from T and Biscuits to our roster of platform partners ensures that students, using a range of apps, always have access to the best bibliographic data available. OCLC ensures that its members are front and centre in the research process.”

T and Biscuits was established by students from Leeds Met, Oxford, Cambridge and Oxford Brookes universities. ReferenceMe was created by Toby Green and Tom Hatton—students at the time--after they realized how many marks and time they were losing by referencing their work incorrectly.

“Partnering with OCLC gives ReferenceME users direct access to WorldCat, the world’s largest online library catalog. WorldCat gives students and professionals the ability to download citations directly into their papers, search catalogs, access source materials from libraries and store citations in our cloud- based system,” said Toby Green, T and Biscuits head of development.

For additional information about OCLC partnership opportunities, visit the OCLC partner website.