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Human Resource Management (HR)

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:

Law Resources in Harvard

For some assignments you may need to refer to legal cases (law reports) and legislation (Acts or Statutes).

These have unique legal citations that you can use in your sentences and reference list:

Our legal databases, Westlaw and LexisLibrary are the best places to find cases and legislation.  These will also give you the correct legal referencing details:

 Watch this video for more help with legal citations in Harvard (you must be logged into SOL to view):


Law Resources in OSCOLA

Level 7 CIPD students are required to reference in OSCOLA for their employment law assignments:

Further help on OSCOLA including videos and quizzes is via OSCOLA referencing page 


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

Additional Support

If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for or if you require further support for complex referencing issues, please contact

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.