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Referencing at University of Roehampton

What is Referencing?

Referencing is a standardised way of acknowledging the authors and sources you refer to in your assignments.

Referencing accurately:

  • Protects you from accusations of plagiarism and shows respect for the work of others.
  • Demonstrates thorough research.
  • Enables your readers to find the works you refer to.

Cite Them Right (How to Reference)

Cite Them Right (for APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, MLA & OSCOLA)

Cite Them Right is a comprehensive guide to referencing almost any source material you will come across in the course of your studies. 

You can find what you are looking for by searching or browsing and it works on your tablet or smartphone, so you’ll always have the guidance you need to hand. 

Cite Them Right should be used as the single source of referencing guidance by all students using APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, MLA or OSCOLA referencing styles. For guidance on which referencing style to use, see your Subject Resources guide, module Moodle page, or speak to your module convenor. 

Note that from September 2022, Cite Them Right guidance on Harvard style referencing will replace the Library's guidance on Roehampton Harvard style referencing. The only students who should continue to use the Roehampton Harvard style are those who began an ongoing piece of work in which they have used Roehampton Harvard, prior to September 2022.  

For more information on how to use Cite them right, please visit the Help & FAQs page located in the top menu bar on the Cite Them Right home page.

Understanding Academic Integrity & Plagiarism (Tutorial - 45 minutes)

Managing your References

Top tips for managing your references:

  • Keep track of everything you have used – start compiling your reference list as soon as you start reading a document.
  • Make accurate notes to distinguish your own words/ideas from the work of other people.
  • Use a reference management tool such as RefWorks, which the Library subscribes to and provides support with. RefWorks, and other reference management tools, offer a place to save and manage your references online. You can export directly from the library search results page and from databases into these tools, as well as generate bibliographies in different referencing styles.