Answered By: Karen Barlow
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2020     Views: 56

A citation goes in the text your work and acts as a ‘flag’ indicating that you are using someone else’s ideas. The author's surname and year of publication are cited in the text of your work and the full details of the source are included in a reference list or bibliography at the end of the assignment. 

Here are some examples of in-text citations:

  • Reading is a part of learning and becomes easier with practice. ‘Readers become more proficient the more that they practice' (Eron, 2013: 48).
  • Eron (2013) suggests that practice can improve reading ability and …


For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or come to a drop-in.

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

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