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1 UWE Harvard referencing
UWE Library Services

2 Learning objectives At the end of the session you will -
understand why we reference and how to avoid plagiarism understand what the UWE Harvard referencing system is, know of the tools available to help you reference correctly, have more confidence to use the tools to reference your work in the UWE Harvard style.

3 Why reference at all? Knowledge develops by building on the ideas and work of others. Referencing acknowledges other peoples’ ideas. It allows sources to be easily located by the reader. Other people’s ideas, words, images must be acknowledged and this is part of academic honesty - failure to do this is plagiarism and is an assessment offence at UWE.

4 Assessment offences Plagiarism
‘Passing off someone else’s work whether intentionally or unintentionally as your own...’ (Carroll, 2002) .

5 Avoiding plagiarism (video) Can you identify plagiarism?

6 Referencing is good academic practice and also allows you to-
keep accurate records of your sources, identify all material that needs referencing, demonstrate that you’ve read around the topic, and show the level and quality of your sources and how you’ve developed your own ideas, paraphrase, summarise and quote correctly in your work.

7 Harvard referencing system at UWE
There are many referencing systems available and they are just a standard method for describing an information source. The main system at UWE is UWE Harvard Acknowledge in your work where you are using someone else’s idea by citing. List all the sources in an alphabetical reference list at the end.

8 So what does it look like?

9 So what does it look like?
9. References Andrade, M.S. (2006) International students in English-speaking universities: Adjustment factors. Journal of Research in International Education [online]. 5 (2), pp [Accessed 09 June 2014]. Christie, H., Barron, P. and D'Annunzio-Green, N. (2011) Direct entrants in transition: becoming independent learners. Studies in Higher Education [online]. 38 (4), pp [Accessed 05 June 2014]. Hyland, K. (2006) English for Academic Purposes: An Advanced Resource Book. London: Routledge. Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. and Hirsh, D. (2013) It’s not only English: Effects of other individual factors on English language learning and academic learning of ESL international students in Australia. Journal of Research in International Education [online]. 12 (3), pp [Accessed 27 May 2014]. Pike, A. and Harrison, J. (2011) Crossing the FE/HE divide: the transition experience of direct entrants at level 6. Journal of further and Higher Education [online]. 35 (1), pp.55. [Accessed 03 June 2014]. Quan, R., Smailes, J. and Fraser, W. (2013) The transition experiences of direct entrants from overseas higher education partners into UK universities. Teaching in Higher Education [online]. 18 (4), pp [Accessed 05 June 2014]. Williams, M. (2013) CSCT Staff Development event on international students [Powerpoint slides]. Bristol: University of the West of England.

10 How to reference in the correct format - tools
UWE Harvard webpages Online reference builder Refworks

11 Help and more Step 1: Help yourself Step 2: Ask a Librarian
Study Skills Library workshops Step 2: Ask a Librarian Step 3: Make an enquiry

12 Now have a go: Look at the list of references and identify the mistakes. Try the UWE Harvard Referencing Quiz

13 Reference list – spot the errors
Books and ebooks Dave MCILROY, Studying at university: how to be a successful student. Sage: London Hyde, M. (2012). The International Student’s Guide to UK Education: Unlocking University Life and Culture. (online). London: Routledge. {Accessed 12 September, 2012} Journals and ejournals Wilson, D. (1976). "New uses of technology in dentistry", British Dental Journal. 8, (3), pp Langman, S. and Gibbs, Y. (2000) "Life cycles: manufacturing techniques in the new millennium". Manufacturing Weekly, {Online}, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 10 [ ]. Web sites University of the West of England 2011, Library Services. Available:

14 References Barrett, R. and Cox, A L. (2005). At least they’re learning something: the hazy line between collaboration and collusion. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 30(2), pp Carroll, J. (2002). A Handbook for deterring plagiarism in Higher Education. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development. University of the West of England (2012) UWE Plagiarism Policy Statement. Bristol: University of the West of England.

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