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Getting started with referencing

Which referencing style should I use?

You need to follow the referencing guidelines for your subject area:

School of Arts & Creative Industries

School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies

School of Health & Life Sciences

School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Teesside University Business School

Top Tips

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  • Do ask for help if you are not sure of anything!

  • Check which style of referencing you are required to follow

  • Be organised. Whenever you consult a source, make a note of all the details you need for a reference

  • Allow yourself time to compile your reference list

  • Be consistent in the style and layout of your references

  • Make sure your references include all the information needed to locate it

Workshops - How to Reference ... and How to use References

 

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We have 3 workshops designed to help you with different aspects of referencing, from how to reference correctly to how to incorporate references into your academic writing:

 

1. How to reference … books

Are you unsure about how to write references using the Harvard style?

This is the first of a series of short workshops to take you through how to reference items that you will use when writing assignments.

This 30 minute online workshop will give you tips on how to create an accurate book reference, for both print and ebooks. This will include what to do when:

  • There is more than one author
  • It is not the 1st edition.

This workshop is not subject specific and is suitable for any student who needs help with the basics of referencing.

Online workshop (via Teams): Wednesday 1 February 2023, 12.30-1 pm
Link to access the workshop

 

visual guide icon for How to reference ... books workshop  Presentation from the workshop on How to reference ... books (slides only) (pdf format)

 

2. How to reference … journals

Are you unsure about how to write references using the Harvard style?

This is the second of a series of short workshops to take you through how to reference items that you will use when writing assignments.

This 30 minute online workshop will give you tips on how to create an accurate journal article reference, for both print and online articles. This will include what to do when:

  • There is more than one author
  • When to use italics.

This workshop is not subject specific and is suitable for any student who needs help with the basics of referencing.

Online workshop (via Teams): Wednesday 29 March 2023, 12-12.30 pm
Link to access the workshop

 

visual guide icon for How to reference ... books workshop  Presentation from the workshop on How to reference ... journal articles (slides only) (pdf format)

 

3. How to use references workshop

Improve your skills in using references in your writing.

Learn how to use in-text citations, paraphrase and quote correctly in your assignments.

This session is aimed at undergraduates but is suitable for any level of study.

It covers how to:

  • incorporate references into your writing
  • identify the different styles of in-text citation and when to use them
  • develop techniques in paraphrasing
  • incorporate quotations into your work properly.

This workshop does not cover the practicalities of creating a reference or advice on how to structure your references. 

For more details on how to create and structure a reference see the online tutorials and advice on this page.

Alternatively consult ‘Cite them Right’ which gives examples of how to layout references for many different types of resources.

Forthcoming 'How to use references' workshops:

Online workshop (via Teams): Thursday 26 January 2023, 1-2 pm
Link to access workshop

On campus workshop (no booking required): Monday 6 March 2023, 1-2 pm.  Venue to be confirmed.

If you need further information or any adjustments to fully access our sessions, please contact libraryhelp@tees.ac.uk in advance.

We are very interested to hear your views about any workshop you attend.

Please complete the feedback form after you have attended.

See below for links to the workshop presentation.

video of how to use reference workshop  Video of How to Use References Workshop

visual guide icon for How to reference ... books workshop  Presentation from the workshop on How to use references (slides only) (pdf format)

Spoiler alert! This presentation includes the answers to the exercises used in the workshop.

visual guide icon for How to reference ... books workshop  Presentation from the workshop on How to Reference (slides with notes) (pdf format)

Spoiler alert! This presentation includes the answers to the exercises used in the workshop.

Worksheet for How to use references workshop Worksheet for the How to use references workshop (pdf document)

How to paraphrase worksheet How to paraphrase worksheet (pdf document)

Next steps

If you thought this information was useful you may want to look at some of the other Learning Hub guides aimed at helping students with:

       Writing          Harvard Referencing

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