If you are using quotations, ideas or information from other people’s work in academic writing, you need to acknowledge the source. This is known as referencing or citing.  Most departments use Westminster Harvard style.

Our referencing guide (on the Library Guides website) shows you how to cite and reference using examples. 

Some departments use a different system. Remember to check your course handbook so that you are familiar with exactly what referencing system your school or department requires.

Other styles in use at the University are:

  • Architecture – Oxford
  • Computing and Engineering – IEEE
  • History – Oxford
  • Law – OSCOLA
  • Psychology - APA