Do you know your citing from your referencing?

The terms ‘citing’ and ‘referencing’ are sometimes used to mean the same thing but in Harvard Referencing style, they mean:

  • A note in the body of your assignment at each point where you use someone else’s work or ideas (citing)
  • The full details of each source provided in alphabetical order in a Reference List at the end of your work which includes all the works you have referred to in your text (referencing).

In Harvard, the author-date style is used for citing.  In its simplest form you put the author’s surname and the date in brackets, e.g. (Smith, 2014).  There are different ways you can use the author’s surname and date in your writing, as long as both are there and near each other.

Reference lists should only include the things you actually cited in your work – if you read it but didn’t use it, don’t include it in the Reference List.  Each type of source (e.g. book, journal article etc.) has a pre-defined format.

You can use Cite Them Right Online to check the correct format for the sources you are using.

Want to know more? Come to our introductory workshop on using Harvard to cite and reference:

https://libcal.city.ac.uk/event/3356494

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Library Essentials Pop-Ups this term

Our Library Essentials pop-ups are back again throughout this term and, starting from today (Thursday the 1st February), Library Staff will be popping-up on the Level 1 Walkway in the University Building to offer help and support through answering all of your questions about Library Services.

Whether it’s wanting to know our opening times, how to renew your borrowed items online, or which resources will best support your research, we’ve got it covered: so why not come and say hello to us between 1 and 2 pm on Thursdays until the 5th April.

We want to make sure that you feel empowered to get the most out of all of the resources, services and facilities the Library has to offer, so if there’s something you’re not sure about or need advice on, please do ask us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Library Essentials Pop-Ups this November

Our Library Essentials pop-ups are back again in November and, starting from next week (Wednesday the 8th – we have one today to finish off October!), Library Staff will be popping-up on the Level 1 Walkway in the University Building to offer help, support and to answer all of your questions about Library Services.

Whether it’s wanting to know our opening times, how to renew your borrowed items online, or which resources will best support your research, we’ve got it covered: so why not come and say hello to us between 1 and 2 pm on Wednesdays during November (from the 8th).

We want to make sure that you feel empowered to get the most out of all of the resources, services and facilities the Library has to offer, so if there’s something you’re not sure about or need advice on, please do ask us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Library Essentials Pop-Ups this October

Our Library Essentials pop-ups are back and, starting from today, Library Staff will be popping-up on the Level 1 Walkway in the University Building to offer help, support and to answer all of your questions about Library Services.

Whether it’s wanting to know our opening times, how to renew your borrowed items online, or which resources will best support your research, we’ve got it covered: so why not come and say hello to us between 1 and 2 pm on Tuesdays during October (except for the 17th, during Sustainable City Week, when you can learn about being green instead).

We want to make sure that you feel empowered to get the most out of all of the resources, services and facilities the Library has to offer, so if there’s something you’re not sure about or need advice on, please do ask us and we’ll do our very best to help.

Start your City journey with a Library win

Congratulations newbie!

Whether you aced those ‘A’ Levels, cruised through clearing or impressed your interviewer, you’ve made it- a place at City to study your dream course. You feel like a winner and so you should. You’re excited, eager to get going, ready to roll.

With that mind, what if I told you there’s a way to start winning at University right now? I know right? Now, this very second.

Two words: Library Essentials.

Think of it as a gateway to the house of knowledge. For when it comes to your weekly readings, research for assignments or projects, or even exam revision, you’re going to want to make full use of the Library: to unlock its doors to information, statistics, argument, critique and more.

And there’s no better place to start than Library Essentials. It will guide you through everything you need to know, from how to access the Library to finding information and getting help when you need it most.

Seriously, a look at Library Essentials before you arrive will not only give you a head start with you studies, but will also mean you can advance your expertise as a researcher faster.

Have a look. Start exploring. Keep winning.