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Referencing links

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

Referencing for Law - Harvard Solent

 The following will help you correctly reference legal resources.

Watch the video on referencing legal sources in the Harvard Solent style




Referencing for Law using OSCOLA

Law uses the OSCOLA referencing standard.  It is unlikely you will be expected to use OSCOLA for your references, however it is worth having an awareness of it as most legal sources will use this style. See the above guidance on how to cite law resources in Harvard Solent.

Should you need to use or understand OSCOLA for any reason then please seek out the Law LibGuide for advice and guidance.

Referencing for Psychology using APA

Psychology has a different referencing standard - APA (American Psychological Association), so if studying Criminology & Psychology or Criminal Investigations & Psychology, you may find an expectation that you should use this referencing style for those modules led by the Psychology team.

For help and guidance on this referencing standard visit the Psychology LibGuide 

This is also where a citation management tool such as RefWorks can come in really handy as you will be able to switch between which style your references are outputted in. You will find information on how to get set up with using RefWorks further down this page.

Referencing Hacks

This tutorial will show you some "hacks" to help make the process of producing the reference list easier.  It does not touch on the tricker in-text citation process.   Please note that none of the hacks is foolproof, you do still need to understand your referencing style to detect any errors.  But all the hacks definitely do help


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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. 

RefWorks Introduction

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.


RefWorks Videos

Watch the video on setting up a RefWorks account and adding references

This short video will demonstrate some additional tools you may wish to use

Know Your Source

 Take this tutorial to help you decide what kind of source you are trying to reference.  If you recognise the type of source in front of you, it will help you get the reference right at the end of your piece of work.Tutorial