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Referencing: Which Referencing Style?

Which Referencing Style?

New students on undergraduate courses, starting in academic year 2021/22 will use the APA referencing style.

From academic year 2021/22, students in their second and later years on undergraduate courses (MChiro, BSc Chiropractic)  will use the Bournemouth University (BU) Harvard Referencing Style: Harvard (BourneU).  Further information and guides are available on BU's How to Cite References webpage.

Postgraduate courses

MSc Chiropractic and Graduate Entry Chiropractic Courses: please see your Assessment Brief which will detail which referencing style to use.

MSc APP: use the APA referencing style. APA is an author-date referencing style developed by the American Psychological Association.  

Further information on APA 

The American Psychological Association has produced a tutorial on how to use the APA Style.

  • Basics of APA Tutorial  - This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style.

  • APA Style Blog - The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

  • APA Style.org - The APA Style website includes some useful quick answers for referencing and formatting.

The School of Radiology uses the APA referencing style. APA is an author-date referencing style developed by the American Psychological Association.  

Further information on APA 

The American Psychological Association has produced a tutorial on how to use the APA Style.

  • Basics of APA Tutorial  - This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style (approximately 20 minutes).

  • APA Style Blog - The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

  • APA Style.org - The APA Style website includes some useful quick answers for referencing and formatting.

The School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology uses the APA referencing style. APA is an author-date referencing style developed by the American Psychological Association.  

Further information on APA 

The American Psychological Association has produced a tutorial on how to use the APA Style.

  • Basics of APA Tutorial  - This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style (approximately 20 minutes).

  • APA Style Blog - The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

  • APA Style.org - The APA Style website includes some useful quick answers for referencing and formatting.

Help with Referencing

Using referencing software like EndNote Online to manage your references can help you to organise them and cite them consistently in the documents that you write. The Harvard (BourneU) Style and the APA Style are both available in EndNote (in addition to hundreds of other referencing styles), for more information, see our guide to using EndNote. You could also consider completing the online tutorials on the Study Skills pages or booking onto a workshop with Library & Learning Services staff.