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Library Online: Referencing Guide



These pages will help you with citing and referencing. Referencing means acknowledging your source if you use someone else's work. Most students at Hallam will use the APA referencing style. Some courses will use other referencing styles.

From September 2021 we have adopted APA 7 as our standard referencing style.   Continuing students can use APA 6 for this year. 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. 


 

Link to I'm new to referencing page

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

Link to I need to reference something in APA page

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

Link to I'm using another referencing style page

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.

Link to I want to use RefWorks or other tools page

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.

Link to I'm supporting students with their referencing page

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

Link to I want to book onto a workshop page

We run regular workshops for APA 7 and RefWorks. There are also drop-ins where you can ask for help with referencing, using the library and study skills.  

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