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Sociology: Referencing & Plagiarism

Referencing style

The HSPS Faculty advises Undergraduate and MPhil students in Sociology to choose any referencing style, but to ensure that they apply only one style throughout their written work.  See below for details of resources to help cite materials correctly.

To find out more about the University of Cambridge’s view on plagiarism and good academic practice, as well as further advice on how and when to reference, visit these guidance pages.


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:


Cite them right

Link to Cite them right website



Cite them right is an amazing guide to referencing with everything from understanding plagiarism to referencing guides for a variety of systems.

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