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When writing a piece of work, you need to refer in your text to any material you have used that has been written or produced by others. This procedure is called citing or quoting references. Citing materials that you have referred to correctly will enable you to avoid plagiarism.

The majority of courses at BU require you to use the Harvard method of referencing. Law students and Psychology students should follow the separate systems outlined below:

Managing your references

Bournemouth staff and students have access to EndNote or EndNote Online to help you:

  • Store and manage references
  • Create bibliographies
  • Cite references in your written work.

You can find out more about using EndNote and EndNote Online.