Answered By: Karen Slater
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2018     Views: 62

Referencing is the way that you acknowledge your use of other people’s work or ideas. Whenever you summarise, refer to, or quote from an author's work, you must acknowledge (cite) your information source. 


There are two parts to a reference:

1. A citation goes in the text your work and acts as a flag indicating that you are using someone else’s ideas.

2. The reference gives the full details of where the information came from. You put it in a reference list at the end of your work.


It is important that your referencing is consistent.

- If you cannot identify an author, corporate author, organisation, or the item does not appear to have an author, use Anon.

 - If you want to cite a source of information but are unable to identify a date, you may replace the year with the letters n.d. which simply means no date. 


For further support please refer to the Learning Service - Referencing webpage or get in touch. 

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.


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