Referencing in three easy steps
Referencing is the process of acknowledging the authors if you use someone else's work in your own work. You can use reference managers such as EndNote or Zotero to reference your sources. However, you still need to know about the University of Sunderland referencing style and apply its rules to your references even if you are using reference managers. Follow the steps below to reference your sources accurately.
STEP 1: Find about the referencing style of the University of Sunderland
It is CITE THEM RIGHT HARVARD!
STEP 2: Find the guides provided by the University
- Print guides are available on the Library shelves under 808.027 PEA
- Online guide is at https://www.citethemrightonline.com
STEP 3: Just follow the guide
- Have the guide in front of you all the time while writing your assignment or dissertation
- Follow the examples in the guide exactly as they are both for your citations and references
Sample referencing practice
Get the details of the resource
Let us say you want to use and reference the book Quality management for organizational excellence: introduction to total quality in your work. You can get all the information necessary to reference this book from the first few pages of the book (not the front cover): from the title page and the back of title page. If you do not have the book in front of you, you can also get the information from Library Search if you borrowed the book from us. You will see the details of the book are:
Title: Quality management for organizational excellence: introduction to total quality
Author/s: David L. Goetsch and
Edition: Eighth edition
Place of publication: London
Publication or copyright date: 2016
Go to the guide and find the correct category in the guide
This is a print book with two authors and it is in its eight edition. Now you need to find the correct section in the referencing guide that is going to show you how to reference this book:
- Log in to the online Cite Them Right guide or use the print guide
- Find the correct category for the resource you want to reference
In this case it is Books/Printed books, then Books with two or three authors:
The rule for referencing this resource is going to be like in the example below:
Follow the rules and examples given in the guide
So, if you quote something in your work from page 50 of this book, your in-text citation in the body of your assignment is going to be:
Goetsch, D.L. andQuality management for organizational excellence: introduction to total quality. 8th edn. London: Pearson.
Now try these steps to reference your own resources. Use the link below to arrange a referencing session if you need help.