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Further reading about citing and referencing

You will find some books in the library about citing and referencing.

Just go to the library catalogue and do a keyword search under referencing. If you are interested in APA referencing, type in APA as a keyword.

A recommended guide to the Harvard style held in the library is:

Pears, R. (2008) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. Newcastle upon Tyne: Pear Tree Books

It is a clear and concise guide, with easy to follow full examples.

Dissertation, research and essay writing

Doing a keyword search in the library catalogue can help you find some more general texts about dissertation, research and essay writing in the library. The following titles are recommended as they are clear, concise and offer practical, easily accessible advice:

Allison, B. (2004) Students guide to preparing dissertations and theses. London: Routledge Falmer

Greetham, B. (2008) How to write better essays. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan

Levin, P. (2005) Excellent dissertations! Maidenhead : Open University Press

Levin, P. (2004) Write great essays: a guide to reading and essay writing for undergraduates and taught postgraduates. Maidenhead : Open University Press

Other university website guidance on citing and referencing

Other universities have also prepared advice for their students about citing and referencing. These sites will give you some additional advice about referencing, but please do remember to check advice given in your student handbook at City first.


University of Leeds

Anglia Ruskin

Bournemouth University (pdf)

APA (American Psychological Association)

University of Portsmouth - APA style (pdf)