Category Archives: Referencing

Getting help with referencing

Help with referencing is something that we get asked about throughout the year. The library provides a guide on Bibliographic Citation and Referencing. This covers issues of why you need to include references in your assignments, the terminology used and examples of in-text citations and reference lists using the Harvard and Vancouver referencing styles. There are also useful links to referencing guides produced by other universities at the bottom of the page.

If you are looking for help with specific referencing examples, such as how to reference conference papers, for this I would recommend a book called Cite Them Right. There are two copies in the library which can be found in the Floor 3 extension at classmark Z 253.P3.

There are also a number of related blog posts specifically relating to enquiries I receive regularly from business students:

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How to reference a market research report

Using the Harvard Style a reference for a printed market research report should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication) Report Title. Place of publication: Publisher

Reference list example: Mintel (2009) Food Retailing – UK. London: Mintel

In-text example: (Mintel 2009)

Using the Harvard Style a reference for an electronic market research report should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication) Report Title [online]. Available from: URL [Accessed: date the report was accessed]

Reference list example: Mintel (2009) Food Retailing – UK [online]. Available from: http://academic.mintel.com [Accessed: 13/05/2011]

In-text example: (Mintel 2009)

How to reference financial data

Using the Harvard Style a reference for financial data taken from an electronic resource should follow the format of:

Author (Year of publication or the current year for data that is frequently updated) Descriptive title of the data [online]. Available from: URL or name of database [Accessed: date the data was accessed]

Reference list example: Thomson Reuters (2010) FTSE100 daily price index 2005-2010. Available from: Datastream. [Accessed: 13/05/2011]

In-text example: (Thomson Reuters 2010)