EDIT: The links below are now out of date – please use the online UC Referencing Guide.
The Library has a page of referencing guides to help you with your assignments – this includes:
- the full PDF of the University’s guide to referencing in APA and Harvard styles (also for sale at the COOP Bookshop)
- abridged versions of the guide
If you have a particular example which does not appear in the referencing guide for your style, try searching the web – you may find a guide at another university which covers that example. e.g. for an example of how to cite from the Hansard transcripts of Parliamentary debates in APA, search ‘Hansard APA‘
- Be careful to match your other references when looking at Harvard guides from other universities, there are many different versions of Harvard.
- Use the referencing style that your lecturer prefers – check your Outline or Moodle
Staff at the Research Assistance Desk can help with your referencing – bring your reference list and be sure to tell us what style you are using. We won’t write your entire reference list, but may help you fix one or two examples so you know how to continue.
After your first semester, you may wish to try an automatic referencing program such as RefWorks or EndNote – please note that you should NOT use a program to do your referencing for you until you know how to write your own references for your assignments (you need to be able to recognise problems!). It is also best to start learning a referencing package when you are not very busy with study – learning the program and entering all of your information can take some time.