Citing and referencing

General resources on citing and referencing. Use the links on the left to view resources on specific referencing styles.

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Resource title and description Type
Citing and referencing quiz
Test knowledge of citing and referencing with this quiz.
Quiz
How would you reference this book? (MHRA style)
Video introduction on how to reference a book using the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) referencing style.
Video
How would you reference this book? (Vancouver style)
Video introduction on how to reference a book using the Vancouver referencing style.
Video
How would you reference this book? (Cardiff Harvard style)
Video introduction on how to reference a book using the Cardiff Harvard referencing style.
Video
Why, when and how: citing and referencing
This Xerte tutorial covers:
  • what citing and referencing mean, and why they are important
  • what plagiarism and collusion mean and what actions are viewed as plagiarism or collusion
  • how to use others' research in your own work
  • how to correctly cite and reference other's work using the style recommended by your School
You can find more information specifically relating to the Cardiff Harvard, MHRA and Vancouver referencing styles, including step-by-step tutorials here.
Tutorial
Vancouver referencing tutorial
This Xerte tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to referencing in the Vancouver style. It includes examples of ways to reference a wide variety of sources. A PDF guide is also available on the Intranet [Cardiff University Login Required].
Tutorial
MHRA referencing tutorial
This Xerte tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to referencing in the MHRA style. It includes examples of ways to reference a wide variety of sources. A PDF guide is also available on the Intranet [Cardiff University login required].
Tutorial
Cardiff Harvard referencing tutorial
This Xerte tutorial offers a step-by-step guide to referencing in the Cardiff Harvard style. Includes examples of ways to reference a wide variety of sources. A PDF guide is also available on the Intranet [Cardiff University Login Required].
Tutorial
Citing and referencing: taking the frights out of your cites!
An entertaining and informative video looking at accurate citation and referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Duration: 5 min 46 sec.
Video
Citing in the text (Harvard)
A ‘fill in the blanks’ exercise to test skills citing references within a passage of text using the Cardiff University Harvard style.
Activity
Reference format quiz
Test understanding of how to reference different types of material in Cardiff University Harvard style.
Quiz
Identify the source quiz
Look at the references and decide which type of material is being described in each case.
Quiz
Citing in the text (APA)
A 'fill in the blanks' exercise to test skills citing references using the APA style within a passage of text.
Activity
To cite or not to cite
An image using the adapted line from Shakespeare's Hamlet - To cite or not to cite....
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Citing flowchart
Should I cite? A flowchart that will help you decide whether you need to cite a particular source of information.
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Getting your references in order
Episode three of the Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay podcast series features tips from librarians on effective referencing. To download a copy of the podcast, right-click on the Preview link and select Save target/link as..
Podcast