Academic integrity

It is important to understand and apply referencing consistently in your work. 

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Basic principles

The basic principles of referencing and why it is needed
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Harvard Referencing at Falmouth University

The guide to Falmouth Harvard Referencing style, includes video tutorials.
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Harvard for Exeter

The University of Exeter Library have a guide to the referencing styles used by Exeter courses.
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Other reference styles

Links to guides for MHRA, ACM, IEEE, APA and other referencing styles
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Reference management tools

A quick video guide to software tools available to help manage your research and referencing
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Our pick of the referencing tools

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    Top Tips

    Get the right style

    • Check your course documents or ask a tutor.
    • Check referencing styles for your course.

    Find the right guides

    • Make sure you get the right one for your course.

    Learn to use the guides

    • You can’t keep it all in your head.
    • Don’t panic if you find it confusing or difficult – there is help

    Apps and online tools are brilliant, but not perfect

    • You are still responsible for checking your work.
    • Our recommend: Resources

    Save page numbers when you make notes from text

    Insert references as you go when writing a draft

    Allow plenty of time to get the details right



    Zotero offers free online reference management and authoring.

    Zotero Bib

    Free, simple, online tool to make a reference or bibliography.

    RefWorks (Falmouth)

    RefWorks is software that allows you to collect, store and organise references from books, journal articles, websites and other sources. RefWorks is provided by the library and is free to staff & students at Falmouth University.

    The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism

    For reference - a good comprehensive guide (available online via the Library)

    MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing

    Although this is specific to MLA style, it also contains useful sections on placing quotation in sentences and paragraphs and how to punctuate.

    End Note (Exeter)

    EndNote is a software package that enables you to compile and manage your references, and to use them to automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies as you work. EndNote is subscribed to by the University of Exeter and can be used by all University of Exeter staff and students on the Penryn Campus.