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Skills Workshops: Referencing with Footnotes

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Referencing with Footnotes

About this workshop

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 opportunity to discuss when to reference, what makes a good reference and what is an appropriate number of references within an academic essay/report.

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

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

Who is this workshop 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 departments or schools using Footnotes or OSCOLA 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 a Library Skills Adviser with the support of trained student Skills Leaders. 


Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below for the booking form

14:15 - 15:45, Thursday, February 18, 2016

Suggestions for related workshops

Referencing skills

If you already understand the basic principles of referencing and want to develop your skills in the appropriate system, one of the following workshops will help:

 Check with your department/school to find out which of the University’s four referencing systems you should use


Bibliographic software (RefWorks/EndNote)

We recommend you use bibliographic software to keep a database of the sources you reference (books, journal articles, websites etc.) when researching your assignments. We offer training sessions in both of the bibliographic software packages currently supported by the university:

* Which is the right bibliographic tool for you? Please see the information and comparisons on our Bibliographic Management webpage