Aston University Harvard Referencing

Aston University

Aston University Harvard Referencing

Aston University Harvard Referencing

There are several systems for citing references. The most commonly used systems at Aston University are the Harvard System, which is followed in this booklet, and the Numeric or Vancouver System.

If you are a Psychology student, you will need to use the APA (American Psychological Association) system. Details of the APA system are provided by your department.

Footnotes/Endnotes system is commonly used in law for providing statute and case references.

If you need to reference legal information, please consult the OSCOLA site at

Please check the guidance provided by your lecturers or in your handbook in case an alternative system is required. The University has separate guidelines for the layout of references in theses.

Referencing is not difficult if you follow the guidelines. The most important thing is to be consistent and follow just one system.

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