At Solent most courses require Harvard Solent style referencing. Some courses require a different style. For example, Law students should useOSCOLA and Psychology students should useAPAstyle. Check with your tutors before starting an assignment to find out which style to use.
Harvard Solent style
In the table below are links to many different example references in Harvard Solent style. As well as choosing the correct type of reference for your sources, you may have to deal with challenges such as:
This book contains all the different examples of Harvard Solent style linked to above. Once you open the book, you can navigate the different types of references using the table of contents which appears on the left.
This guide produced by the library summarises the most important information about Harvard Solent style and gives examples for the most common types of source and problem.
Psychology courses use APA referencing style. See the Psychology Writing Guidelines below for an introduction to using this style for Psychology. Use the APA Referencing book to see examples of how to format your references and how to deal with different types of source.
If you are studying Law, you will be expected to use OSCOLA style. You can access a number of resources to help you understand and use OSCOLA in your work.
Your tutors may ask you to use other referencing styles for your work. If this is the case, ask your tutor for guidance material for how to cite different types of sources and format your references in your work.
These are some abbreviations you might find useful when referencing, particularly if some of the details you need for a reference are missing.