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- This Guide is not for BU students who study our Psychology course (Faculty of Science and Technology), History, or Law courses (both in Faculty of Media and Communications). Check the 'Who should use this guide' section below for more details.
- This online guide recommends how to cite and reference according to BU’s version of the Harvard style for 2020/21 academic year, starting 21st September 2020.
- List of edits made to the 2020 edition (bottom of the Welcome page).
Who should use this guide
- The majority of courses at BU require you to use our Harvard style of referencing, except these courses: Law, History (both in Faculty of Media and Communications), and Psychology (in Faculty of Science and Technology).
- Law students should follow BU’s online guides Referencing – International law and Referencing – UK & EU Law.
- Psychology students should follow APA style.
- History students should follow Chicago Style.
- If you are an academic or PhD research staff writing for external publication please follow author guidelines issued to you by your publisher.