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Referencing Guide: Introduction

General Guide to Referencing

Guide Editor

Referencing Guides Editor

Steve Catherall

Learning Resources Facilitator




There are numerous methods of referencing. The majority of students at Wigan and Leigh College are expected to use the Harvard method.  However, some students are required to use the APA method.  Your tutor will instruct you as to which method to use.

When you reference your work it is important that you use the correct method and that you access the relevant guide for support.  You will notice that the menu across the top of this page contains links (Harvard and APA) to the main guides that support these methods.

This introductory guide provides important general information that is applicable to both the Harvard and APA methods.  ​You should fully familiarise yourself with the information contained in this guide before you attempt to make use of the examples in the main guides.

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