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Introduction to Referencing

You need to reference all the sources that you use in your assignments - this includes citing them in the main body of your assignment (an in-text reference) and compiling a full reference list at the end of your work. 

Referencing Links

A number of guides are available to help you get to grips with referencing:

Referencing Video

Please note that you will need to be logged into SOL to watch the videos

Additional Support

Along with our online support, the Library offers additional help with referencing and RefWorks via:

You can email for help.   Queries will be dealt with as quickly as possible but please allow up to 72 hours for a response from the Information team.   Please note that this service does not include proof reading or checking of references.  

Test your knowledge

Test your knowledge.  The results are just for your benefit. 

You will need to enrol on Kate's SOL page 




RefWorks is a tool to help  you to manage your references.   You can export references directly from the library catalogue, databases and even Google Scholar directly into RefWorks and format them into Harvard SSU or other style as required.  There is also a tool that can grab webpages and import them into account.  

If you use RefWorks it will do most of the work for you, but it will make mistakes as it can only work with the data it can see - garbage in, garbage out.  Check the output before submitting your assignments.

Visit the RefWorks  LibGuide for help in setting up your account