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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
The department does not prescribe the use of any specific referencing style as long as the references provided are consistent and comprehensive.
Most students choose to use Harvard or IEEE. You will find resources to help you structure your references in these styles in our Moodle activities for Harvard and IEEE. You can also consult the IEEE Citation Guidelines.
If you need help referencing in LaTEX, contact me at Eva.Dann@rhul.ac.uk.
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
Cite Them Right by
Call Number: 378.170281 PEA
Publication Date: 2019-05-10
The best guide is the book Cite Them Right by Richard Pears & Graham Shields, and there are copies in the Library..
This is the leading guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism, covering everything from understanding plagiarism and identifying sources to setting out quotations and creating a reference list. Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone. The eleventh edition of this bestselling book is an essential resource for anyone doing original research for written assignments, including students, teachers, authors, librarians and non-academic researchers.
Royal Holloway Library LibGuide by Royal Holloway Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.