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Referencing, Citing, and Structuring Bibliographies

A beginners' guide to referencing and bibliographies.

Useful Referencing Guides

The best guide is the book Cite Them Right by Richard Pears & Graham Shields, and there are copies in the Library.

We recommend you check your departmental style guide for local variations - check out the individual subject guides for further details.

To access the Library Moodle Pages on Referencing click here. There are different learning resources on the different referencing styles, including Harvard, OSCOLA for Law students, Harvard for Classics students, MHRA for English. APA for Psychology and IEEE for Electronic Engineering.

Different Departmental Styles

Always check referencing advice given by your department in student handbooks or with lecturers if in doubt, as some conventions may vary. 

Whichever referencing style you need to use, you have to make sure that you are consistent in its use.

Books on Referencing

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