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Referencing introduction

In academic writing, it's essential that you cite (state) your sources of information and ideas. To ensure readers know where you found the information you must include references

You need to reference all the sources that you use in your assignments - by 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:


RefWorks is software that allows you to easily store and generate references you have found during your research in the correct style. Use it to:

  • export references from eResources and the library catalogue
  • generate your in-text references and a final reference list

Appointments and email support


You can make an appointment for help with RefWorks or Harvard Solent referencing.  Support is offered via an online one-to-one video call, providing flexibility to arrange a session at a time that suits you – and at the point that you need it.

Appointments can:

  • Address any specific questions you might want help with, or
  • Provide a basic introduction to how to reference or use RefWorks (or both)

Email Support

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.