A referencing style is a set of rules to guide authors in citing the work of others and creating bibliographies. There are several referencing styles - the golden rule is to be consistent. Your student handbook should provide you with information and guidelines on the style your school or programme requires you to use. Please ask your tutor if you are not sure which style to use.
The main styles used at Plymouth University include variations of the following:
an author and date format (e.g. Plymouth Cite Them Right Harvard or APA)
numbered footnotes (Humanities)
Use the style guides below to see how to reference sources in your required style: