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Guides to referencing standards in use at UWE Bristol and links to some useful referencing tools.

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Introduction to referencing

The what, why, when, where and how of referencing at UWE Bristol. Includes common terms and what to include in your assignment word count.

UWE Harvard

A guide to referencing books, journal articles and other types of information using the UWE Harvard referencing standard - the main referencing standard used at UWE Bristol.

Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

A guide to referencing using the OSCOLA referencing standard. For students taking Law degrees only.

Chicago (notes and bibliography)

A guide to referencing using the Chicago (notes and bibliography) referencing style. For students taking History degrees only.

Modern Language Association (MLA)

A guide to referencing using the MLA referencing standard. For students taking English degrees only.

Referencing tools

Online tools to help you manage your references correctly so that they can be easily incorporated into assignments and dissertations.

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