It is important to learn the scholarly practice of citing other people’s research, and referencing the material you have used.
Enables your reader to find the material you have referred to
Demonstrates your breadth of reading about the subject
Supports and/or develops your argument
Avoids plagiarism: using somebody else’s work without acknowledging the fact is plagiarism. It is important to always reference when quoting or paraphrasing another person’s work
Referencing software allows you to manage references, insert citations and create a bibliography, in your referencing style. It is particularly useful for students writing dissertations and theses.
EndNote is referencing software from Clarivate. EndNote is available from Warwick IT Services, and is supported by Warwick Library. Please see the EndNote LibGuide for further information.
Harvard is a commonly used author-date style which is the style used within your department. The differences between the different styles relates to which parts of the reference are put into capitals, brackets, bold and italics. The order in which you cite the different parts of the reference remains the same.
Here are some examples of Harvard style at Warwick:
You can follow our Moodle tutorial on general Referencing.
Find out about the online courses we offer for all students to help develop both your wider academic skills and skills in using the Library for your research.