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English: Citing and Referencing

The Royal Holloway, University of London subject guide in the department of English

Key points for Citing and Referencing

You MUST reference every idea, opinion, fact or quote from a source, even if you put it in your own words. 

We ALWAYS recommend that you check referencing advice given by your department and tutor as some referencing conventions may vary.

For further help and support please visit the referencing section on the Library's Moodle page. The Library Moodle page is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is full of guidance and activities on referencing, plagiarism, and other research skills you will need whilst studying at Royal Holloway.

Departmental Referencing Guides

You MUST reference every idea, opinion, fact or quote from a source, even if you put it in your own words. 

This department recommend using MHRA style which uses a superscript number and a footnote for the in-text references and a full list of References at the end of your work, however they will accept MLA style in some cases.

ALWAYS check referencing advice given by your department and tutor as some conventions may vary.

For further help and support with creating MHRA style references and using referencing tools such as RefWorks, please click on the link to the left or visit the library Moodle pages.

Reference Management Tools

Reference management tools help you to save and organise your research, they can also help you to format references and citations and also create bibliographies.

The library provides access to RefWorks for all students to use, there are also a number of free tools available online.

To find out more about these tools and how to use them visit this guide Referencing Tools.

Books on Referencing

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