Referencing guides


Note: Support for referencing is provided by Student Development and Study Skills, who offer referencing workshops and one-to-one appointments.

Harvard, is USW's recommended referencing style. The guides below will help you understand and use this referencing style:

  • USW Harvard referencing (pdf) - this is a document style guide to Harvard, as a pdf.
  • USW Harvard referencing (word) - this is a document style guide to Harvard, as a word document.
  • USW Harvard referencing (LibGuide) - This is a more visual guide, that presents the information in shorter more focused pieces, that are easier to understand and navigate. It also includes useful links to books and guides.

Additional referencing guides

A number of exceptions have been agreed in the light of specific subject needs:

Referencing style required for Psychology students.

Referencing style required for History students.

Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science and Forensic Science students.

Referencing style required for Law students.  

Our referencing tools guide will outline the main tools supported at USW and the most commonly used free tools, that can help with managing your references. If you are a research Student or member of USW staff you can use the software EndNote to organise your bibliographic references.