Referencing and plagiarism

Resources which help you with citing and referencing and also advice on how to avoid charges of plagiarism


How to reference an interview

Posted on 5 January 2016 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Let’s say that you have conducted interviews with individuals as part of your own research and you wish to cite that information. You can reference it as follows: Name of Interviewee. Year. Interviewed by name Date.   Smith, S. 2015. Interviewed by Iris Jones 18 November 2015.   Smith 2015 would appear as the citation
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Referencing a video on Learning Central

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Susan Smith

To reference a video on Learning Central use the following format: Name of author/organisation who created video. Year. Title of video. Name of module. University. Available at: URL of virtual learning environment [Accessed: Day month year]. Example:  Grangetown Community Gateway. 2015. Steve Duffy on business forums. Business Management Year 2.  Cardiff University. Available at: http://cue.cf.ac.uk
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Referencing Social Media Sites

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Susan Smith

The general format for referencing a social media site is: Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of page [Name of social media site]. Date post written (where applicable). Available at: URL [ Accessed: date you viewed the site]. An example reference for LinkedIn : Austin, A. 2014. Five advantages for CEOs that ‘get’ Social Media  [LinkedIn]. August 1
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Citing and referencing legal cases

Posted on 5 December 2013 by Susan Smith

Legal cases are referenced differently from other types of publication in the Cardiff Harvard system.  The format is:  Name of parties involved in the case [Year] Volume number (if used), abbreviation for name of law report and first page of report  An example reference is:  A Turtle Offshore SA v Superior Trading Inc. [2009] 1 Lloyd’s Rep
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How to reference reports or company profiles on Passport

Posted on 3 December 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Author (use Euromonitor unless there is a named author). Year of publication. Title with Online in square brackets. Place of publication: Publisher. Database name replaces web address. Access date. Example: Euromonitor. 2013. Footwear in Europe: stepping up in the face of uncertainty. London: Euromonitor. Available at: Passport Database [Accessed: 8 September 2013] In the text:
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How to reference Facebook

Posted on 26 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of page. [Facebook]. Date post written. Available at: URL [Accessed: date you viewed the site]. Smith, A. 2014. Profile page [Facebook]. 4 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.facebook.com [Accessed: 10 June 2014].   Adapted from Leeds University guidance: http://library.leeds.ac.uk/skills-referencing-harvard#activate-facebook
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How to reference Twitter in the Harvard Style

Posted on 19 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Name or organisation. Year. Title (give the tweet as your title). Twitter plus the date of the tweet. URL and date it was accessed.   Dougill, Andy. 2013. Energising development with Jatropha curcas? Biofuel reflections from Mali in @PracticalAction briefing paper [Twitter]. 16 April. Available from: https://twitter.com/AndyDougill [Accessed: 8 September 2013].   (Example above adapted
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Referencing Harvard Business School cases

Posted on 8 November 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Harvard Business School cases are sometimes given out in classes as part of the teaching for a module. Here is how to set it out in an assignment, following the Cardiff University version of the Harvard style: In the text: Jones 2012 In the bibliography: Jones, P. 2012. Strategic development at Tesco Plc. HBS No.
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