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Referencing support from the Library

Getting started

Referencing is an extremely important academic skill to master.

The Library maintains the Birmingham Newman Harvard referencng guide, which all degree programmes at Birmingham Newman use (with the exceptions of Psychology and Law). We provide support to students and tutors in building strong referencing skills in general, and can offer advice on using the Birmingham Newman Harvard style.

If you are new to referencing, or new to the Harvard style of referencing, you may wish to start with our introductory video (16 minutes), before exploring the further support available through our workshops and the full Newman Harvard Referencing Guide.

Newman Harvard Referencing Guide

Our full referencing guide is designed to be a one-stop shop for answering any questions about how to set out references for different sources of information you use in your assignments. You can see examples of how to set out different types of in-text citation as well as reference list enties for many common and not-so-common types of source. Want to know how to reference a tweet? A statue? A speech in parliament? It's all in the Referencing Guide.

Referencing Guide

Referencing workshops and in-module sessions

We run referencing workshops throughout the year in the Library for beginners as well as for more advanced students (e.g. if you are starting your dissertation or postgraduate studies). On our Book a Live Workshop page you can see if any are coming up and book a place for yourself.

Your lecturers may also offering a referencing session as part of your in-module teaching early in Semester 1. If you can't see if this is the case, you can always suggest it! All they will need to do is contact the Academic Service Librarian for your course and we will be happy to set it up!

Last reviewed: 28 June 2023

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