Finding and using information


What is Referencing?

When you are quoting from or referring to someone else's work, from whatever source, you must make this clear to the reader. Failure to give credit to other people's work correctly could be considered plagiarism, which could lay you open to a disciplinary procedure.

Referencing Styles

The University of West London predominantly uses Harvard (according to Cite Them Right), but also APA and OSCOLA. If you are unsure which style to use please check with your tutor.

Cite Them Right Online

Cite Them Right Online is a comprehensive referencing guide that helps you cite and reference resources you use in your assignments. It includes examples of how to reference many different types of resources, and also provides numerous tips and frequently asked questions, covering different referencing scenarios. For more detailed information please see the Basics Section on Cite Them Right Online.

Accessing Cite Them Right Online

You can access Cite Them Right Online remotely 24/7, you will just need to log in when prompted with your Student ID and Password. Click the link below to access it.

Watch this short video (below) for more information on using Cite Them Right, or contact your Academic Support Librarian. Referencing training is provided regularly in the Paul Hamlyn Library and at Fountain House in Reading. Book a place via our calendar.


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