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Referencing and citation support

A guide to help students with referencing and citations

Referencing at the University of East London

  • Anytime you use a quote or are influenced by something you have read you need to reference the source in your work.  If in doubt, put in a reference!

Which referencing system do I need to use?

  • Always check with your tutors/course guides to find out which style of referencing you are expected to use.
  • Cite Them Right is now the standard Harvard referencing system at UEL for all Schools apart from Psychology and Law.
  • Most (but not all) courses in the School of Psychology use the APA system.  
  • On Law courses, you may be asked to use OSCOLA. Scroll down for help with each of the referencing systems.

Using Cite Them Right

  • Click here [opens in new window] to access Cite Them Right online.
  • Cite them right will teach you all you need to know about Harvard referencing, plagiarism, and collusion. The resource sets out the structure of references for a range of resources. This is in order to help you to structure your own references by following the guidance. This is available on- and off-campus (you will need to log in with your UEL email address username and network password to access the resource away from UEL).
  • These tutorials will help you learn as well: https://www.citethemrightonline.com/Tutorial [opens in new window]
  • This guide is based on the following print book: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 11th edn. Basingstoke: Red Globe Press (Macmillan Study Skills).

APA Guides and Useful links

  • Referencing should be in a particular style according to the rules of the subject/School.  The School of Psychology uses two types of referencing style – Cite Them Right and APA. Always check your module guide or your module leader to see which style you are required to use for assignments.
  • The latest 6th edition of the official guides can be found at the following locations

 

Title

Location

Publication manual of the APA (6th edition)

808.06615 PUB

Concise guide to APA style (6th edition) 

808.06615 CON

Mastering APA style: student's workbook and training guide (6th edition)

808.06615 MAS

Mastering APA style: instructor's resource guide (6th edition)

808.06615 MAS

Displaying your findings (6th edition)

001.4226 NIC

Presenting your findings (6th edition)

001.4226 NIC

Referencing using OSCOLA 

Referencing should be in a particular style according to the rules of the subject/School.  The Law School uses two types of referencing style – Cite Them Right and OSCOLA. Always check your module guide or your module leader to see which style you are required to use for assignments.