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Referencing at

Sheffield Hallam University

These pages will help you with citing and referencing. Referencing means acknowledging your source when you use someone else's work. 

APA 7 is now our standard referencing style. In some subject areas, students are asked to use other referencing styles that are appropriate for professional practice.  Please check what referencing style is expected for your programme of study.  

Students who have already begun work using APA 6 should consult with lecturers or tutors to see if they can submit using APA 6 for that work, but will normally use APA 7 for any new work.  Research students should consult with supervisors on an appropriate referencing style. 

Referencing is an essential part of writing at university. At its simplest, it’s telling people what you have read. Find out more.

Most students at Hallam are expected to use the APA 7 referencing style in their work. Find out how to reference almost anything.

Some subject areas use a different referencing style, usually because another style is expected for professional practice. Find out about other styles used at Hallam.

Referencing tools can help you manage resources you use, and format citations and references in your work. Everyone at Hallam is entitled to a ProQuest RefWorks account which you can continue to use after you complete your studies.

Resources for lecturers who want to teach their students about referencing.


We run regular workshops for APA 7, OSCOLA and ProQuest RefWorks.


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Sheffield Hallam University
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