Referencing is a crucial part of academic writing. Referencing demonstrates your academic development and establishes authority, allowing you to support claims in your discussion. It is very important to learn how to reference in order to avoid plagiarism.
There are two parts to referencing:
The main referencing styles used at Abertay are:
Students Studying Law modules should use OSCOLA referencing.
Guides to OSCOLA:
Students studying Psychology should use the American Psychology Association (APA) referencing style.
Most programmes and modules (except Psychology and Law) will require you to use the Harvard style of referencing.
Abertay University made some changes to the version of Harvard it uses with effect from academic year 2017-18. We now use a more generally accepted version based on Cite Them Right, rather than a version specific to Abertay.
We've produced a quick guide, or for more comprehensive help, copies of Cite Them Right are available to borrow from 808.027 PEA.