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How to reference

You need to reference all information sources you use. To do this, you just need to insert a citation in your text and then expand on this in a footnote or full reference list at the end of your work. The exact way you need to do this depends on your referencing style.

Finding your referencing style

Each department of the university uses a particular referencing style. Use the drop-down box below to find out which referencing style your department uses. You'll find each department listed alphabetically, with the referencing style given in brackets. 

Once you've selected your department and style, press 'Go' to be taken to guidance for your style!

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Getting help

There are several places you can find help with understanding referencing.

  • Check out Cite Them Right Online. This is a comprehensive referencing resource which will help you to cite and reference just about any source and to avoid plagiarism.
  • Visit CareerHub to find details of upcoming workshops that target your referencing skills.
  • You can book a librarian for a 1-to-1 session on referencing. 
  • Pick up a book on referencing from one of our libraries.
  • Have a go at our online tutorial that guides you through referencing a book and a journal article.

Link to referencing tutorial

University of Essex Online students

If you are a University of Essex Online student and would like support with referencing, contact studyskills@online.essex.ac.uk

Your style guides can be found from the drop-down menu under 'University of Essex Online'.