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Health and Social Care

Referencing introduction

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:

Email Support

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. 


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

Anonymised Documents

Anonymised Document

In Text

…at NHS Trust A (2017) the procedures for discharge are clearly drawn up.....

Reference List

ANONYMISED TRUST, Year of publication. Title of document.  City or County where published ( leave out if this could identify source): Anonymised Trust [unpublished]


NHS TRUST A, 2017. Guidelines for discharge from hospital. Hampshire: NHS Trust A [unpublished]

NHS TRUST A, 2017. Guidelines for discharge from hospital.  NHS Trust A [unpublished]

Referencing for Law

 The following will help you correctly reference legal resources.

Referencing Lectures Recordings

Introduction to Referencing


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Referencing - Activities

Referencing Tutorial

Watch the short video to watch then work through the exercises.   

If you have any problems, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with me to go through referencing on a 1-2-1 basis.  

Start the tutorial


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



Watch these two videos to find out about RefWorks, a tool to help you manage your references.  If you need any help in setting up or using RefWorks - please contact me.

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This first video will take you through the basics of setting up an account and importing references



This second video shows you how to use some of the additional features of RefWorks