University of Bath Referencing

University of Bath Referencing

University of Bath

University of Bath Referencing and Plagiarism

It is very important to learn how to cite and reference in your assignments so that your tutor can find the sources of information that you have used. It is also necessary in order to avoid plagiarism.   Plagiarism occurs where you take other people’s ideas and present them as your own without suitable reference to the original source. You can contact your Subject Librarian for advice on referencing.

 What is plagiarism? (4 minutes)

 How to avoid plagiarism (14 minutes)


Citing & Referencing guidelines

Please refer to the Guide to citing & referencing (general principles) in conjunction with the relevant style sheet in the following table:

Name/date referencing style sheetsNumeric referencing style sheets


BibTeX/BibLaTeX files

If you use LaTeX / BibTeX you may find the following Harvard Bath BibTeX and BibLaTeX template files useful.

BibTeX Harvard Bath

BibLaTeX Harvard Bath



Storing & organising your references

You are less likely to make mistakes when referencing if you keep careful records of the articles and books that you use. You can do this by the following methods:

  • Using Endnote Online & Endnote Desktop: to store & organise references from the Library Catalogue, databases & other resources.  These tools also enable you to import references into your work so that they appear as in-text citations and as references in your list/bibliography.  Please note: to use the Library’s custom Harvard Bath with EndNote Desktop on your own PC/laptop, you will need to save this file to your styles folder.  Browse to the EndNote program file folder on your hard disk and paste or drop this file into the folder.  It will then appear in your list of style options in EndNote.
  • Using databases to store & organise your references: check database guides & help sections within specific databases.