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by Jess Tovey on 2023-01-24T14:42:13+00:00 in Referencing | 0 Comments

Accurate referencing is extremely important and essential in all academic work, but we understand it can be overwhelming as a new student, or if you haven’t had much experience referencing before. Therefore, we wanted to share some top resources to help you get a better understanding of referencing and where to find help and guidance on specific referencing styles.

1. Referencing LibGuide

The best place to start would be by looking at the Library’s referencing guide which has some basic information on referencing and will also tell you which referencing style you should be using under the School you are studying within.


2. Skills4Study Campus

Skills4Study Campus is a resource which has online tutorials to help you develop the study skills you require to succeed at university. The module ‘Referencing and understanding plagiarism’ is a great introduction to what referencing is, why we do it, and how to avoid plagiarism.

You can find the link on your Moodle homepage or you can click onto it from the Library’s study skills page.

3. Cite Them Right

Cite Them Right is a useful tool which gives you clear referencing guidance for specific referencing styles alongside examples to help you understand how to put this into practice. You will also find general information, videos, and tutorials on referencing and plagiarism which are really useful to get started.

You can find the link to Cite Them Right on the library’s referencing guide.

4. Guides and resources for specific styles

APA (7th)

If you are using APA 7th referencing style, see the resources below.

APA tutorial:

APA blog:

APA pocket-guide e-book:

Cover ArtPocket Guide to APA Style with APA 7e Updates by Robert Perrin
ISBN: 9780357633021
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
APA text books:
Cover ArtPocket Guide to APA Style with APA 7e Updates by Robert Perrin
ISBN: 9780357632963
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Cover ArtPublication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433832178
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
Cover ArtAPA Style and Citations for Dummies by Joe Giampalmi
ISBN: 9781119716440
Publication Date: 2021-05-11 


 BU Harvard

If you are using the BU Harvard referencing style, see the Bournemouth University page which has all the details relating to this style:

On this website, you can also download the guide in a PDF format to keep in your files and access any time.

5. Further help and support

If you have any questions about referencing, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at

Please note: Library staff are happy to provide guidance on where to find referencing information and can look at specific examples you may be struggling with. However, Library staff cannot write references for you or proof-read reference lists as this must be your own work.

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