RefME got bought out my Cite This For Me and CTFM is terrible as it doesn’t have the BCU-customised Harvard Referencing System. Many of the other Referencing Managers aren’t that good either. We decided to fix this problem once and for all.
What it does
It takes your input and converts the information you provide into a correctly formatted BCU Harvard citation – provided it’s a web source.
How we built it
A little bit of JS, loads of HTML, loads of CSS, loads of PHP, sprinkles of tears, a ton of swearing and loads of pain.
Challenges we ran into
PHP. Indentation. Semi-colons. Enough said.
Accomplishments that we’re proud of
It works a lot better than we could have ever predicted.
What we learned
Don’t use PHP.
What’s next for Citation Needed
Extend it to other Referencing Systems and correct some of the design issues that are present. Also, finish actually building it.