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Sociology & Politics (HSPS): Referencing Guidance

Referencing style

The HSPS Faculty advises Undergraduate and MPhil students in Sociology and Politics to choose any referencing style, but to ensure that they apply only one style throughout their written work.  Please see referencing guidelines for the Harvard Referencing System below, along with resources to help cite materials correctly.

Referencing advice for Politics & Sociology students

Try using "Cite them right online" for advice on how to cite properly (includes traditional print materials as well as webpages, tweets etc.) 

We have print material available to borrow at the library that can help you with referencing, e.g.:

"Cite them right : the essential referencing guide" / Richard Pears, Graham Shields.  Located at classmark: 2.PEA.1a

"Referencing & understanding plagiarism" / Kate Williams and Jude Carroll.  Located at classmark: 2.WIL.1a

And there are ebooks such as the following available via LibrarySearch:

"The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism" / Colin Neville.

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Reference management software

We recommend that you use referencing management software to keep track of citations. There are training courses available from the University for the main software packages. The most popular packages are: