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Store references which can then be searched and used in conjunction with Word to input citations as you write up or to create independent bibliographies
Links to popular styles used by some departments at the University
This guide will show you how to cite and reference using the University of Bradford’s Harvard style. You should use this guide as there are many variants on Harvard, this guide is the official style in use at Bradford.
The second section covers how to create the citations that go in the body of your work to show where all the information you use has come from.
You can request a reference by completing the form below. Reference requests are free of charge.
If you’re moving from University-managed accommodation into private sector housing, we can provide you with a reference.
If your application contained an Academic Reference from your current or former tutor, your second reference must be a Character Reference from a current or former employer. However, if your application contained a Character Reference from your current or former employer, your second reference must be an Academic Reference from your current or former tutor.
Please follow the instructions on the Reference Form and forward to your referee for completion.
You will find admission and reference requirements listed on your program page. Generally, admission to a master’s program requires two references and admission to a PhD program requires three references. Official regulations are outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.
- Choose referees who know your skills and experience, and who can communicate your ability to succeed as a graduate student.
- We recommend that you contact your referees with a minimum of four weeks’ notice before the application deadline.
- Ensure that your referees are available and have ample time to complete the reference form before the application deadline.
- Note that all reference forms are verified for authenticity.
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If you are using quotations, ideas or information from other people’s work in academic writing, you need to acknowledge the source. This is known as referencing or citing. Most departments use Westminster Harvard style.
Other styles in use at the University are:
A comprehensive referencing style guides can be access on the Library website.
Referencing skills are a vital part of academic writing. To reference incorrectly can be considered an academic offence. It is therefore crucial that you understand how to reference correctly and follow the guidelines set out by each department.
When writing a report or an essay you are expected to fully reference the materials you have used. The report or essay should be your own work, in your own words.
You must check with your school/faculty as to which system and/or style is applicable. For general guidance on referencing please visit our library guides on referencing and using EndNote.
A RefWorks account is available to all University of Suffolk students, staff and researchers.
RefWorks is the recommended reference management tool here at University of Suffolk. With RefWorks you can easily