Referencing skills

Referencing skills are a vital part of academic writing. To reference incorrectly can be considered an academic offence. It is therefore crucial that you understand how to reference correctly and follow the guidelines set out by each department.

Workshops and events 

A range of bookable workshops are also available and can be booked through CareerHub. Workshops that target your referencing skills include Referencing Made Easy and more.

Referencing guides

  • A comprehensive list of referencing style guides can be access on the Library website.

Training courses

For an introduction to referencing, and to practice creating references, have a go at the Library’s online tutorial.

ITS also runs monthly training sessions for students on how to use EndNote to manage your references. To book a place, search for ‘EndNote’ on CareerHub.

Referencing Guidance course

This Referencing Guidance course on Moodle will explore the following topics:

  • What is referencing?
  • Why is referencing important?
  • How to reference correctly.

The subject-specific content was developed and delivered by Amanda Morris (Lecturer in Psychology), Chris Walklett (Lecturer in History), Gemma Cowling-Hearn (Lecturer in Law), Ian Mothersole (Lecturer in Computer Science), Mandy Bannerman (Lecturer in Art History), Brendan Elsted (Lecturer in Academic Skills Development), Greg Cadge (Academic Liaison Librarian) and Sandy Macmillen (Academic Liaison Librarian).

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