Author’s name cited

Ensure that you disclose the author’s name and year of publication Students need to provide the name of the author when referring to a publication. This view has been supported by Merryweather (1986). However, where you are mentioning a particular part of the...

Authors name not cited in text

If you refer to a piece of research without mentioning the author in the text then both the author’s name and publication year need to be placed at a relevant point within the sentence or at the end of the sentence in brackets Always referencing other documents...

More than one author cited

When referring to more than one author in a sentence, and they are referred to directly, they are both cited as follows: Wilson (1958) and Tyson (1928) both suggest…

Same author, different publication dates

If more than one publication from the same author makes the same point and the publications were in different years, the references should be cited in chronological order (i.e. earliest first): as suggested by Donohoe (2017; 2017) makes explicit that… or...

Corporate authors

If you use a source by a corporate organisation with no personal author then it is usually cited under the body that commissioned the work. This will apply to publications by associations, companies, government departments etc. such as Department of the Environment or...