Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey there everyone!

    This is gonna sound very stupid but, Im currently writing down an essay and in my previous ones i have a feeling ive been marked down because of incorrect referencing. Can anyone give me an example of a proper reference? I mean you put footnote in obviously, and how do you put the information at the buttom on the page? in what order i mean. My university uses Harvard referencing system.

    Thank you for help in advance!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by She_Bittersweet)
    Hey there everyone!

    This is gonna sound very stupid but, Im currently writing down an essay and in my previous ones i have a feeling ive been marked down because of incorrect referencing. Can anyone give me an example of a proper reference? I mean you put footnote in obviously, and how do you put the information at the buttom on the page? in what order i mean. My university uses Harvard referencing system.

    Thank you for help in advance!
    You have a feeling you have been marked down for incorrect referencing? Have you not sought clarification? Do you not get feedback? Your department really shoud give you clear advice as soon as you start the course. Ideally in the form of a style sheet - giving examples using different sources.

    Harvard is in text citations so no footnotes are used. You then provide a reference list at the end of the essay with all sources you've referenced listed.


    See examples on this website.


    http://education.exeter.ac.uk/dll/st...eferencing.htm
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    Are you sure? Often the same departments like different things within the same university; I would seek clarification from your tutor personally.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by River85)
    You have a feeling you have been marked down for incorrect referencing? Have you not sought clarification? Do you not get feedback? Your department really shoud give you clear advice as soon as you start the course. Ideally in the form of a style sheet - giving examples using different sources.

    Harvard is in text citations so no footnotes are used. You then provide a reference list at the end of the essay with all sources you've referenced listed.


    See examples on this website.


    http://education.exeter.ac.uk/dll/st...eferencing.htm
    The problem is they have never given us any direction whatsoever, even on the website theres nothing to suggest advice. We dont do much essay writing as well, this is only my second essay, so i really want to make sure im doing it right. How do you do it with footnotes then? Sorry im asking really stupid questions probably but i genuinely have no clue.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Im writing an essay right now actually and in my footnote bit at the bottom ive got:

    A. Black, The Japanese House: architecture and interiors (Scriptum Editions, 2000) p.6

    soo author, title, publisher, year and page

    and when you refer to the book again its just author, title and page

    ive done it like this all the time and never been marked down cos of it and im pretty sure its harvard referencing too! Try and get a copy of 'Cite them right' tis an excellent referencing book, says how to reference pretty much everything and it was like £10 i think so not bad monies either
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ahoward)
    Im writing an essay right now actually and in my footnote bit at the bottom ive got:

    A. Black, The Japanese House: architecture and interiors (Scriptum Editions, 2000) p.6

    soo author, title, publisher, year and page

    and when you refer to the book again its just author, title and page

    ive done it like this all the time and never been marked down cos of it and im pretty sure its harvard referencing too! Try and get a copy of 'Cite them right' tis an excellent referencing book, says how to reference pretty much everything and it was like £10 i think so not bad monies either
    Oh thank you very much!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If you're doing Harvard referencing, don't use footnotes. In text referencing is where you put things like "In his paper on x topic, Smith (year of publication: page number) states that...." or where you paraphrase what's been said by someone else but reference at the end of the paragraph. I've always found the Anglia site helpful cos our department didn't explain referencing properly either and I've had to teach it to myself.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Are you sure? Often the same departments like different things within the same university; I would seek clarification from your tutor personally.
    Yeah, at my uni the English Literature students have to use MLA referencing but the English Language students need to use Harvard referencing It gets really confusing when the modules cross over a bit and you have to switch between the two
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by Baula)
    Yeah, at my uni the English Literature students have to use MLA referencing but the English Language students need to use Harvard referencing It gets really confusing when the modules cross over a bit and you have to switch between the two
    Indeed. I just tend to reference my own way and if they don't like it then meh.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    You wouldn't use footnotes in Harvard Referencing for a start.

    An in-text example would be:
    As mentioned by Smith (2009), the varied approaches...

    Or:
    ...are the varied approaches (Smith, 2009)

    And if you're directly quoting, put in the page number, like so:
    '...are the varied approaches' (Smith, 2009:212)

    In your bibliography, it should appear as follows:
    Smith, A. (2009) Research Methods. London: Routledge

    So basically:
    Author's surname, author's initial (date) Title. Place of publication: Publisher

    Obviously the above only refers to books. Have a look on this site for how to reference journals etc.

    All items in the bibliography must appear in alphabetical order by surname as well, btw.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 10, 2011
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Useful resources
Uni match

Applying to uni?

Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Articles:

Debate and current affairs guidelinesDebate and current affairs wiki

Quick link:

Educational debate unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.