Study Skills

Harvard Referencing

Referencing is a vital component of academic writing. It demonstrates your ability to select and refer to the most appropriate external sources that support your work. You need to give proper credit to the authors of any work from which you use information in order to avoid plagiarism.

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) uses the Harvard Referencing citation style. Below, you will find a series of video guides to referencing produced by the Faculty’s SSA team. The guides include information about how to cite a work within a text as well as how to build a correct reference list.

Introduction to referencing

In this film, CEBE staff and tutors tell you everything that you need to know about referencing and why it’s important.

General reference types

This film introduces you to the different reference types and shows you what they look like.

Citing references in text

This film shows you how to correctly include references in your essays.

Short Guide to Harvard Referencing

Find a concise overview on our student portal, iCity (A university login is required).

Go to iCity