Skip to Main Content

I'm supporting students with their referencing

Supporting students with their referencing

This page contains materials to support your students develop their referencing skills. This includes two referencing teaching toolkits which contain a range of teaching resources, for example, workshop materials including a lesson plan, handouts, video resources and details of post-session activities that can reinforce learning.

If you would like any more information about using the toolkits please contact your Learning and Teaching Support Librarian.

Referencing toolkit 1: Introduction to referencing and APA

This is a one hour workshop or lecture aimed at students who are new to referencing. It has interactive activities and can be delivered in a lecture or workshop setting. There are also optional add-on sets of subject slides included which highlight how to reference sources common to specific disciplines. The toolkit contains:

  • PowerPoint presentation with interactive student activities to introduce why we reference, plagiarism and the basics of referencing using APA.
  • Lesson plan including learning outcomes and description of the range of activities.
  • Student hand-outs.
  • Post-session reinforcement through Interactive online learning resource. Optional add on slides for the presentation which provide subject contextualisation.

The toolkit materials are found here

Referencing toolkit 2: Using ProQuest RefWorks

This one hour workshop introduces students to RefWorks. There are currently 2 versions of RefWorks available, Legacy RefWorks and ProQuest RefWorks which is also known as New RefWorks. This session is based on ProQuest RefWorks (new version). The toolkit contains:

  • PowerPoint presentation with student activities.
  • Lesson plan including learning outcomes and description of activities.
  • Student worksheet.
  • Post-session reinforcement use of short videos.

The toolkit materials are found here

Collaborative partner toolkits

Collaborative partners can access the toolkits from the Staff tab on the Hallam/partner website. The RefWorks toolkit includes customised resources for partners.