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Referencing: Welcome

Referencing Help


More referencing information can be found in the following LibGuides:

You can also find guides for the following referencing software:


The Creative Commons license grants you permission to copy this guide, in part or in its entirety, as a template in your own LibGuides system as long as you credit the UCL Institute of Education, and UCL's Newsam Library on your copy.

About this Guide

This guide brings together all the IOE LibGuides related to referencing in one place.  The guides focus on two referencing styles, APA and Harvard and the different reference management software packages available to students, including EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.

Click on the tabs above or the links on the left to get to information on the various guides.

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Referencing is a system used in the academic community to indicate where ideas, theories, quotes, facts and any other evidence and information used can be found and verified.


  • To show that you understand the topic and can explain in your own thoughts.
  • To demonstrate that you have read widely and deeply.
  • To enable the reader to locate where you obtained each quote or idea.
  • To avoid plagiarism and uphold academic honesty.

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