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Referencing - BU Harvard: Welcome

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Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism

Purpose of this Guide

  • This online guide recommends how to cite and reference according to BU’s version of the Harvard style for 2021/22 academic year, starting 20th September 2021.
  • 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.
  • There is no single authority that defines the 'Harvard' referencing style. There is no standard version of Harvard referencing. ‘Harvard’ is a generic term for any style that contains author-date references.
  • If you are an academic or PhD research staff writing for external publication please follow author guidelines issued to you by your publisher.
  • You should also check Faculty / Unit / Dissertation Handbooks where you may find further information and / or you may receive further instruction (e.g. about layout) from Academic Staff.

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