Referencing Guide

Referencing Guide


When you are involved in the research process, whether it be for a short essay or research project, you will be engaging with other people's work, their words, ideas and arguments
This guide will:

  • Explain how to construct references according to the Harvard Standard for a variety of different sources
  • Give examples of how to present references in your text include a sample bibliography

This guide can be downloaded as a full PDF.

Contents of the guide:

If you need further help with referencing or constructing a bibliography please contact your Subject Librarian.


Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism, the representation of someone else’s ideas or words as your own, is a serious offence.

Read more: Avoiding Plagiarism


Citing Other People's Work

The Harvard referencing system uses a name and date of publication to link citations to sources.

Read more: Citing Other Peoples Work


How To Use Quotations

This part of the guide will give examples of the main ways in which you might want to cite a reference within your piece of work.

Read more: How To Use Quotations


Translating Quotations

You may wish to include quotes from non-English sources in your written work. If you do this you can either translate the text or paraphrase the content in English.

Read more: Using non-English Quotations