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Integrated sessions: Referencing with Harvard or APA

Referencing with Harvard or APA

This webpage will guide you through how to reference using Harvard or APA. This is split into three videos and a quiz that will guide you through referencing in your work.

Workshop description

Regardless of which subject you are writing for, there are key points you should consider when referencing. A large part of referencing properly is simply a case of following rules and an uninformed or careless approach can lead to many easy marks being lost in your assignments.

Referencing is an important academic practice for students to master. This workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss when to reference, what makes a good reference and what is an appropriate number of references within an academic essay/report.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Harvard and APA systems for referencing work
  • Understand some of the key elements of referencing effectively
  • Correctly reference information from a variety of sources

Who this workshop is for

If you are about to undertake your first assignment or need to understand the feedback on an assignment to try to improve future marks, then this workshop can help you. Students from schools using Harvard or APA will benefit from attending this workshop, where a hands-on approach will be used to demystify referencing and make you wonder why you ever struggled!


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

An introduction to referencing with Harvard Hull & APA

Practice quiz

Take the quiz to test your understanding of when to reference.


When and how to use in-text citations

Using the style required in your department

Using the University of Hull Harvard referencing style

Using the APA referencing style