is the method used to ensure that other research influences are
recognised within your dissertation. Referencing includes a citation
within the text of your dissertation and a list of references at the
end of your dissertation. It is imperative that you use correct
referencing in your dissertation project to ensure that you avoid being
accused of plagiarism.
Any dissertation and assessments written during your time at
university will be assessed on the quality of your
referencing which will contribute towards your overall grade.
also ensures that you can demonstrate how your ideas build upon the
research of others. If someone is reading your dissertation, they
should be able to use your referencing to find the books and articles
used to help with your research. This is also useful in published
articles - if you read an interesting article you may find the items on
the reference list interesting too.
When you summarise, refer to, or quote from an author's work in your
document, you need to acknowledge your source in the text. In Harvard,
you do this by putting the author’s name, publication year,
and page number in round brackets (if applicable).
(Forster, 2011, p.22)
In the reference list, you then put the full details of the reference
to enable a reader to trace the source of information that you used:
Forster, D. (2011) The art of
warranty; 2nd ed.
London: Remington Press
Check with your University to see whether you are referencing in the
Oxford or Harvard style. Either way, your bibliography should contain a
full list if books, journals, articles, films, computer games, comic
books and websites that you referenced in the abstract, introduction,
chapters and conclusion of your dissertation. Examples of referencing
Name, date. Title. Place of publication: Publisher. If
it’s been edited or translated, put Ed. Name. or Trans. Name.
before the place of publication.
eg. Peterson, S., 2010. A New Life
of Dante. Bristol: University
Bristol (UEW) Press.
Title (Director, Date)
Author, date. Title. Available at http://www.webaddress.com
eg. Parker, D., 1996. The World of Dante. Available at
http://www.worldofdante.org/about.html [Accessed 04, May 2013]
Remember, a reference list is a list of all the information sources
that you have cited in your text. A bibliography is a list of items
that you have read, and has informed your thinking, but not
specifically cited in your assignment. Check the requirements for each
module with your tutor. Your list should be completed in alphabetical
order by author's surname regardless of the format of the information
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