Referencing is a very important part of your assignment. Not only it is crucial that you accurately reference all sources of information consulted during the course of your research (for example, journal articles and textbooks), you will be awarded marks for your referencing (usually 5 to 10 per cent of the total marks). Referencing is important for the following reasons:
Turnitin is the plagiarism detection software you will most likely use to submit your assignments.
Turnitin is accessed via Moodle, and the following help guides may be of use:
A number of referencing systems are in use at the University of Bolton; your tutor will direct you to the preferred system for your work. The main systems in use here are as follows:
Follow the links for further help. We also have a printable guide to Harvard referencing which you may also find useful:
RefWorks enables you to organise, store and share your references, as well as format them in a range of styles and export them as reference lists and bibliographies.
Visit our RefWorks guide to find out how to get started.
Other types of referencing software besides RefWorks are available; this list represents a very small sample:
In addition, it is possible to create a bibliography from your reference list in MS Word. Guidance on how to do this is available here: