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Library Online: Referencing Guide

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. 

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, OSCOLA and ProQuest RefWorks. There are also drop-ins where you can ask for help with referencing, using the library and study skills.  

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