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English Language & Applied Linguistics: Referencing

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Getting Help with Referencing

This page is here to help you with the basics of Referencing. There is a full library guide on Endnote you can also look at. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about referencing - culturecommlib@swansea.ac.uk

Managing your references

There are a wide variety of tools which are freely available to help you with citing and creating reference lists, however none of them are perfect which is why it is important you know the basics of referencing and the key points to be aware of.

Here are a few tools we recommend

You may also find the cite button in Google Scholar useful for a quick reference (click on the speech mark underneath the link in Scholar)

Academic Integrity

It is important you read the Swansea University Academic Misconduct Procedure. Failure to acknowledge another person’s work (i.e. properly citing it in a paper) will result in serious consequences. 
Plagiarism is defined as using, without acknowledgment, another person's work and submitting it for assessment as though it were one's own work; for instance, through copying or unacknowledged paraphrasing. This constitutes plagiarism whether it is intentional or unintentional. For additional advice on avoiding plagiarism complete the online tutorial Academic Success: Skills for learning, skills for life available via Canvas.

APA Referencing Guides

We are currently supporting two versions of APA – APA 6th and APA 7th. Please check your module handbook or ask your lecturer to find out which version you should use.

APA 7th

APA 6th

Using Endnote

EndNote is software which helps you to store your references and format them in Word. The online version is available from anywhere as long as you are a Swansea University student. You can also work through our EndNote online workbook (see attached file) to help you to get started. If you are a research postgrad it would be worth considering the software version of EndNote. You have to buy this for off campus use but it offers more options. There is information in the EndNote section below. You should also check out the Endnote Library Guide for further help and support.