Citation and Referencing Support
Referencing is a fundamental skill you need to have to demonstrate good academic practice. It is the most important practice in scholarly writing that can be used to avoid plagiarism. It is a consistent method of acknowledging another person’s ideas which you have used in your own work. All sources used for your work must be referenced.
There are many acceptable referencing and citation styles. Some commonly used styles are the APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, Harvard and MLA (Modern Language Association) referencing styles. While you may need to know all of them here at UKH the citation style is Harvard and must be used for all scholarly work except for if it is a collaboration with other institutions or publishers. Whichever style is preferred; it must be used consistently throughout the assignment.
How the library can help you?
- We can help you understand the general principles of referencing and using the style guides available
- We can show you how to do referencing on Microsoft Office Word
What the library cannot do for you - Correct your work for you
When you have any doubt regarding citation and referencing discuss with your lecturer or supervisor
Harvard Citation Style
Harvard style (or author-date system) is a specific kind of parenthetical referencing. Harvard referencing involves a short author-date reference, e.g., "(Smith, 2000)", being inserted after the cited text within parentheses and the full reference to the source being listed at the end of the article.
Please note that there are variations of Harvard Citation Style. However, The Library recommends the use of Harvard System of Referencing (6th edition) because this version is supported in Microsoft Office Word under reference style “Harvard - Anglia 2008”
Useful sites related to Harvard style referencing
Materials available in UKH Library
Guide to Harvard style of referencing.- Anglia Ruskin University, 2017.- 6 copies shelved at 808.0218 ANG.
Formatting of citations in databases
Some database providers, such as Ebscohost, allow you to format references using a particular style (ex. APA, Harvard, MLA, etc.), and email or print these formatted references.
Note: Always review the citations formatted by the database. Compare results with style guidelines listed for the format you are using as to the exact formatting and punctuation