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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: citing less common things

Following on from my first post introducing citation, I just wanted to cover a couple of variants that commonly cause confusion – sources written by ‘corporate’ authors, sources with no author, and sources with no publication date. Corporate authors Companies,

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APA (6th ed.) referencing bite-sized: citations

One of the first hurdles students face when they start referencing is to understand the different roles that the in-text citation and the reference list play, and how they relate one to the other. What are citations and why should

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Referencing simplified: top tips on taking the rage out of referencing

Riled about referencing?  Working out how to cite sources you have used and reference them using the sometimes rather arbitrary and obscure conventions laid down in the APA, OSCOLA or Vancouver style guides can tax the best of us but

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Referencing: from pop-ups to appointments

The referencing pop-ups in the Atrium finish on Friday (26 March) for the Easter break but you can still book 30-minute one-to-one referencing appointments or ask for help at the Library Help Desk during staffed hours, by email or 24/7

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Referencing pop-ups and drop-in sessions suspended

With your health and safety in mind, we regret that we have had to cancel the referencing pop-ups planned for the next two weeks. We have also suspended referencing drop-in sessions. Please chat to us online or email library@port.ac.uk your

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Referencing pop-ups return for a second time

Referencing pop-up sessions return to the Library Atrium for a second time on Monday 17 April 2020, running Mondays to Fridays for two weeks at 11-12 am, 2-3 pm and 4-5 pm until Friday 1 May.  Stop by with your

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Referencing pop-ups return from Monday (16 March 2020)

Referencing pop-up sessions return to the Library Atrium on Monday 16 March 2020.  Stop by with your referencing challenges and get expert advice and guidance.  If there is a queue, just say “hello” at the Library Help Desk. If you

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More ways than ever to get referencing help

There are more ways to get help than ever before with referencing, from expert trouble-shooting of complex examples to setting out general principles.  We can’t proof-read your work or referencing, but we can help with just about everything else. You

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Student led change (5) – still more referencing support

You liked our referencing pop-ups so much (more than referencing itself!) that we introduced bookable drop-in referencing support sessions as well.  We also rewrote the referencing booklets to make them more comprehensive and easier to read, so you can all

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The (first and) last word on referencing

People recoil from referencing with good reason.  Obscure formatting conventions can make these simple notes on where you found information irritatingly time-consuming to produce but with a little know-how, referencing can be made simple.

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