Why We Reference
During your time at University, you will be expected to read and research a range of information sources to build knowledge in your subject area. This may be used in your own academic work and assignments, but it is important to make clear where your ideas have come from and which information sources you have consulted.
If referencing is new to you, we recommend that you watch the short video to the left to learn more about this process (please note that you may need to refresh the page before the video appears).
Below you will find downloadable guides to all the major referencing systems used at Queen’s. It is important, therefore, that you know which system is used by your School. If you are unsure, ask a member of staff who teaches on the module.