From September 2018 The University of Wolverhampton will be adopting Cite Them Right as the preferred referencing style for all new students (levels 3, 4 and 7). The Library has subscribed to an online interactive guide Cite Them Right to support this move. Cite Them Right supports referencing systems including Harvard, Vancouver, APA, MLA, OSCOLA and MHRA.
Referencing correctly is important to demonstrate how widely you have researched your subject, to show the basis of your argument and conclusions and to avoid plagiarism. This involves noting down the source for any information that you access, recording in a systematic manner where you got the information from.
It has also been agreed that returning students, (level 5 and 6), can continue to use the referencing system they have used during their course. However students should always ask for guidance from their lecturer or supervisor.
If you have grown up speaking languages other than English, whether in the UK or overseas, you may welcome some guidance in using English Language at University. Please visit www.wolvesunion.org/advice/getadvice/skills/english/ for more information.