How can the Library support you with referencing?
Getting good marks for your assignment, whether it is an essay, a report or a dissertation, depends on many things, including the citing and referencing of all the sources you have consulted. Don’t lose marks through poor or careless referencing. See how we can help you.
Referencing your work can be straightforward and is essential if you are to gain and maintain your academic integrity at university. However this skill is not usually taught by your lecturer so you have to figure it out yourself! But don't worry, that’s why our Librarians are here for you.
Which style of referencing should I use?
Harvard referencing is used by most subjects and is introduced in Quote, Unquote", with guidance on citations, compiling a bibliography (with examples for every type of resource) and correct punctuation. Alternatively there’s a handy a-z of referencing examples on the Skills for Learning website.
The American Psychological Association (APA) style is used mostly by psychologists and some courses at the university follow this convention. Our Academic Librarians for Psychology Kirsty and Alison, have gathered together key resources to help you understand this.
What help is available?
We offer a wide range of support; group workshops, webinars, email queries.
Classes are held as part of the Skills for Learning workshop programme - look for “How to reference” (Harvard) workshops in the Libraries or sign up to "Webinar referencing" (Harvard) to join a virtual class.
I prefer to speak to someone one to one. Is that possible?
You can email Tom or Karen at LLILibraryAcadSupptISLs@leedsbeckett.ac.uk in our Academic Support Team, give a brief outline of the help you need.
Telephone appointments with Tom or Karen are available Monday to Friday between 09:30am – 17:00 (last appointment 16:30) – please book with this link.
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