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Referencing guide

Referencing

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. 

This guide will help you with using the Harvard Solent referencing style.  Please see the menu options for support with APA or OSCOLA.

Referencing links

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

Harvard Solent and law resources

For guidance on how to reference law resources such as cases and Acts using the Harvard Solent style, please refer to: Referencing law resources: Harvard system

Law students should follow the OSCOLA referencing style.

 

Appointments and email support

Appointments 

You can make an appointment for help with RefWorks or referencing.  Support is offered via one-to-one or small group appointments, 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)

We recommend a 25 minute appointment for basic questions.  You should book a 45 minute appointment for longer queries or for an introduction to referencing or RefWorks:

 

Email Support

You can email referencing.support@solent.ac.uk 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. 

Further study skills and student support

If you want support with digital skills, careers or other learning skills such as starting your first assignment or delivering presentations, have a look at the drop-in workshops available.