University Life - The Library - Referencing | Harper Adams University


Referencing shows the reader of your work where the information you have used comes from. This is important because it protects you from plagiarism, shows you have carried out thorough research and allows your reader to find the sources you have read.

To reference your work successfully follow the Guide to referencing 2017/2018 or use the A to Z example list below.


Refworks is software which allows you to create an online record for the resources you have used. You can then use those records to create citations and references in the Harper style.

If you are an existing Refworks user, you are probably using the 'legacy' version. Login here

To view Refworks YouTube channel for expert videos on how to get the best out of Refworks click here

Contact us for more information.

Other referencing links

  • Cite this for me - free online tool. Does not conform to the Harper Adams format, but is easy to use and edit.
  • Harvard generator tool - this web based generator tool won't put it in the Harper Adams format, but it may be a starting point for you.
  • Firefox reference manager - if you use Firefox, take a look at Zotero, a free extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.
  • Unsure when to cite? Have a look at this flow chart developed by Cardiff University to help you decide

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