Proper referencing is critical. Your writing should always include accurate references to:
There are three components to citing references
There is a preferred referencing style for most subject areas within the University. Please see below for details.
Harvard is a commonly used author name and date referencing style and is adopted widely in the University including all areas of the Stirling Business School.The Harvard Stirling University style has been developed to provide guidance to students and for use within RefWorks.
See the documents below for guidance on using the Harvard Stirling University style and examples of what reference lists might look like.
You may find Harvard Stirling University Examples (including guidance for RefWorks) especially helpful as this provides a list of document types e.g. Book chapters, Journal Articles, Blogs, Web Pages, TV programmes etc. with details of what information you need for the reference as well as and example of how to cite it in your text and enter it in your reference list (bibliography).
Search for books on referencing in the Library Catalogue or check the shelves at class mark K 8.135.
See the Referencing and avoiding plagiarism module in Canvas for more guidance about plagiarism and more help with referencing. This is brought to you by Student Learning Services
If you have never used RefWorks before you should use NEW RefWorks (this requires a personal user name and password). Register or login at http://refworks.proquest.com.
Help and guides are available at: https://libguides.stir.ac.uk/newrefworks
If you have always used legacy RefWorks (the version where you login from Portal > Resources tab), you may continue to use that version (see Referencing Software below). However if you would like to change to NEW RefWorks, make sure you finish any work or assignments before making the switch. Contact your librarian if you would like help.
Referencing software helps you to collect and organise references and automatically generate a reference list (bibliography). The University provides RefWorks and EndNote. EndNote is mostly used by staff and PhD students.