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Referencing Resources

Different disciplines use different referencing (citation) styles. Here are the styles most commonly used at the BISC:

  • Chicago
  • MLA
  • APA
  • Harvard

Books on referencing

The Library has a number of books which will help you construct accurate citations:

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. - American Psychological Association - 6th ed. - Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010 - xviii, 2772 p. Shelfmark: LB 2369 .P83 2010

  • The Chicago manual of style - 16th ed. - Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010 - xvi, 1026 p. Shelfmark: LB 2369 .U69 2010
  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers - Gibaldi, Joseph - 7th ed. - New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009 - xxi, 292p. Shelfmark: LB 2369 .G53 2009
  • Cite them right : the essential referencing guide - Pears, Richard, Shields, Graham J - 9th ed. - Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 - xv, 120 p. Shelfmark: LB 2369 .P43 2013
  • How to cite, reference & avoid plagiarism at university - Weyers, Jonathan D. B, McMillan, Kathleen - Harlow: Pearson, 2013 - xi, 181 p. (Smarter study skills; ) Shelfmark: LB 2369 .W49 2013

Websites on referencing

There are a large number of websites that will help you construct citations (some where you enter the data and the reference is generated for you). Be careful when using a website that you are following the form of a referencing style accepted by your tutor. Some institutions alter referencing styles to suit their own individual purposes.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Harvard Referencing Guide from Anglia Ruskin University Library

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