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What is referencing?

Referencing is the acknowledgment of all the sources that have been cited in your assignment, whether you have quoted them directly or paraphrased, this can include sources such as books, journal articles and websites.

There are various referencing styles and your tutor will let you know which one they want you to use in your work.

Most students at Edge Hill will use Harvard style referencing, but there are other styles in use across campus including:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)
  • Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA)
  • Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)
  • Vancouver

For more information about referencing, including what, why and when you need to reference, referencing style guides, referencing management tools (RefWorks) or to book on a UniSkills workshop, webinar or 1-2-1 appointment please visit the UniSkills Referencing pages.




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