Having successfully completed this section you should be able to
[Level 1, Skills - Citing and referencing in Library Research Skills Framework]
These Learning Outcomes will support you in achieving your module learning outcomes:-
Module SOES1013 Learning Outcomes
Module SOES1014 Learning Outcome
What is citing and referencing?
When you use information from sources such as books, journals, webpages, film or other materials you need to show where the information came from and where the reader of your assignment can locate the sources if necessary.
Allow approximately 5 minutes to complete this learning activity.
By the end of this activity you should be able to:
At the University of Southampton schools or departments recommend which style you should use in your work.
Now look at our Citing and Referencing guide and find which referencing style you should use and find the style guide which will show you how construct correctly formatted references.
How to create a reference
The online guide to referencing Cite Them Right will show you examples of how to create correct citations and references for just about every type of material that you will come across during your studies. To get you started take a look now to find out how to reference a printed book and a journal article in the Harvard style:-
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Always check the details of how Harvard referencing is used with your faculty/academic unit as there may be some differences of formatting when compared to the version used in this Skills for Study module. See the Harvard style guide on the Citing and Referencing page.
Is there anything to help me with formatting my citations and references?
Referencing software like EndNote Online can help you to manage and organise your references and cite them consistently in the documents that you write. The software will take care of all the intricacies of formatting the citations and references in the style you are using. See our Academic Skills website for more information about referencing software