Cite Them Right Online
- Full guidance in using the Harvard style and a comprehensive section on the basics of referencing and a glossary of terms
- Log in using your University username and password
- Includes guidance for APA, OSCOLA, MHRA and Vancouver, however we would expect students to refer to the appropriate short guide or style manual for latest guidance. Please see a list of available styles below.
What style should I use?
What do I need to know about referencing?
- Be consistent: use the same style throughout your work, whatever style you use
- Give your reader enough information so they can locate the same source you read
- Fully acknowledge the source you took the idea or quote from
The University referencing policy sets out the referencing requirements that all taught students and their tutors are expected to follow. Unless otherwise indicated above, all taught students at the University of Worcester should use the Cite Them Right version of Harvard.
Joint Honours students studying subjects that use different styles will need to use the referencing style suitable for each subject. The University recognises that this may result in some stylistic inaccuracies as you learn the two. Marking (particularly at levels 4 and 5) should focus on the principles of referencing as outlined above, not on stylistic accuracy.
Contact your Academic Liaison Librarians for support with referencing. For academic writing support, see below.
Academic writing support
The University's Language Centre
- Based in Jenny Lind Building near City Campus and The Hive
- Works with native and non-native speakers of English
- Specialises in looking at writing on a linguistic level and can tell students quite specifically how their writing can be improved
- One to one tutorials available Monday-Friday, 2-4pm, bookable in advance
- Not a proofreading service
- Professional, published authors and Royal Literary Fund Fellows
- Confidential, one to one tutorials to support all aspects of academic writing
- Tutorials are 45 minutes and based at St Johns Campus
- Book by email
- Not a proofreading service and cannot support basic English language skills
Other online resources for academic writing
- Academic Phrasebank, University of Manchester: examples of phrases and sentence structures to help you write in an academic style (criticality, comparing, contrasting, describing and signposting).
- Essay terms explained, University of Leicester: find out what is meant by examine, critically evaluate, compare or discuss
What is a reference management tool?
- Collect and manage references for your assignments and modules
- Produce reference lists in a selected referencing style
- Tools like Mendeley and Zotero offer a Word plug in, so you can cite as you write
- Not compulsory to use
- Always proof-read your work, including the citations and reference list, before you submit. Check for errors and inaccuracies.