Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

If you want to know why you should reference and how to do it, or if you are worried that you may be plagiarising, resources and workshops are available to help.

These resources and workshops will help to provide answers to your referencing and plagiarism questions, and any other issues connected to this area.

Resources Available

Skills4Study is an online resource available free to all students and includes a module on referencing and plagarism with diagnostic tests, self-assessment quizzes and videos with students’ tips to make it easy to understand.  

In addition, to help you with your studies, we have created learning resources that you can make use of when preparing for your next essay, assignment or exam. The following resources are recommended if you are looking to improve your referencing abilities and to help you avoid plagiarism in your work:


The complete set of resources can be found on Blackboard, under the Student Support tab> Academic Learning Development> Resources> Referencing and plagiarism. Guides to the Harvard referencing system and other systems such as Chicago, MLA, APA and OSCOLA are also available under the Referencing tab on Blackboard.


There are several workshops taking place through the academic year that can help you improve your academic skills across our campuses. Please make sure you email to book your place. 

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • WRITE BETTER 1: Wed 1 Nov 2017, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21
  • WRITE BETTER 12: Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12.30-2pm, AH1.21

Library Search Success

  • STUDY BETTER 2: Wed 11 Oct 2017, 12.30-2pm, AH3.22

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • Tues 31 Oct 2017, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF09
  • Tues 13 Mar 2018, 12.30 - 2pm, KICF10

Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style)

  • WRITE BETTER 1: Mon 9 Oct 2017, 12.30-2pm, RWg14
  • WRITE BETTER 6: Mon 14 May 2018, 12.30-2pm, CCf01

You can download the full workshop schedule or visit the Student Events Calendar for more details.

Additional workshop topics can be offered on request. Please email if you have a specific request for an additional workshop.


If you would like to book a one-to-one tutorial you can contact us by emailing or calling 01227 928641.


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Last edited: 08/03/2018 14:56:00