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Referencing & Academic Integrity at Roehampton

Cite Them Right (Online Referencing Guides)

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 is a comprehensive guide to referencing almost any source material you will come across in the course of your studies and should be used by all students using APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, MLA or OSCOLA referencing styles. If you are unsure which referencing style to use please see Referencing Styles by Subject Area.

NB: Students in some Humanities subject areas, such as Classics, Ancient History, History, Philosophy and Religion, may require information in addition to the more general guidance provided in Cite Them Right, see Additional Guides for Ancient Texts.

NB: From September 2022, Cite Them Right guidance style replaces any previous library guidance, including Roehampton Harvard style. 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.

Also, try the Cite Them Right tutorials covering topics such as: 'What is referencing?', 'When to reference', 'How to set out citations and quotations', 'How to set out references', and 'Paraphrasing and summarising text'. 

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.