Referencing is required across all disciplines to provide evidence of the breadth of your research, and may be included in your assessment criteria. There are a number of methods of citing and referencing sources used at NTU. You should follow any guidance given to you in your course or module handbooks for the preferred style for your particular course.
NTU Library Harvard
Harvard referencing is one of the styles of citing and referencing used at NTU.
If you are unsure which style your course uses, check in the module information on NOW.
APA is a Harvard style of referencing used by Psychology and Sports Science students at NTU.
There are some differences with NTU Harvard, e.g. the use of multiple authors in references and citations.
MHRA is the Modern Humanities Research Association's referencing style and is used widely within modern humanities subject areas.
NTU History Style
NTU History style is the referencing style designed and used by the NTU history department.
OSCOLA is the referencing style used by the Law School at NTU.
Integrating sources into academic writing
A key part of academic writing is to provide evidence to support your discussions and you do this by citing and referencing your sources.
Example of an essay showing how (Harvard) referencing is used [can be used in conjuncion with library workshop on Reference your way to first class acdemic writing.
RefWorks is the reference management software available for NTU students and researchers.
It will help you to gather, manage, store and share bibliographic information, as well as generates reference lists.
When to cite-quick self assessment tool
This quick, two minute, online self assessment tool tests your awareness of when, and when not, to add citations to your work.