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Referencing support

Referencing support can take a variety of forms:

  • Online tutorial
  • One-off in person or live online session
  • Email support for students with specific queries
  • One to one support 

Referencing sessions could include, or be substituted for, training on using RefWorks.

Referencing and academic integrity online tutorial

Asynchronous Learning:

Asynchronous delivery enables learners to easily access support at times and places best suited to their needs and may be an ideal solution for students struggling to attend timetabled classes for whatever reason.

Online course-specific help produced by the Information Librarians can be embedded in module pages to maximise discoverability. This online provision may incorporate introductory videos covering referencing skills/competencies.   Videos can be supported by online tutorials/quizzes to further reinforce learning. 

How to access: Please liaise with your Information Librarian

Referencing online tutorial

Online guide offering advice on the principles of referencing, Harvard, American Psychological Association (APA) and OSCOLA as well as reference management software.

How to access: Referencing

Face to face referencing lecture

One-off referencing lecture or workshop.

Referencing can be covered as part of the embedded information support described above. If your course has a requirement for a separate one-off referencing session, this will be delivered by a member of the library team, supported by lecture capture as appropriate.

Referencing sessions could be replaced with a RefWorks training session - or referencing and RefWorks could be combined within one session.

How to access: Please liaise with your Information Librarian

Email support


If students have questions not covered in the tutorial, further support for complex referencing issues is available by email.

How to access:

One to one support

One to one or small group appointments are available for more in-depth Harvard referencing queries.  These appointments are typically 50 minutes long.

How to access: Schedule an appointment

If you need an appointment for support with OSCOLA or APA referencing please email