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Criminology: Referencing

Harvard Referencing Guide (for Criminology & Sociology)

The ULTIMATE guide to referencing! Download it. Print it. Stick it above your desk. This is your new best friend.

Criminology and Sociology coursework feedback drop-in sessions

Get help with your assignments before you hand them in!

  • Organisation and structure
  • Clarity and accuracy
  • Criticality
  • Finding appropriate sources
  • Citing and referencing

Running 23rd January - 21st March 2024

Please drop-in (no need to book) and bring a draft or previous coursework for feedback

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00


(1st floor right of the Library)

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00


(1st floor right of the Library)

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00


(1st floor right of the Library)

Introduction to Referencing Workshops

Referencing Management Software

If you are doing more in-depth research (such as a master's dissertation or PhD), it can be difficult to keep track of all your sources of information. 

Reference Management Software, such as Refworks can help you manage and organise your references.

Check out the video below and the RefWorks Library Guide for help getting started

Referencing and Citation

It's really important to learn how to reference your work properly.  A good piece of coursework is full of references to work that's been done by others before you, so good referencing habits will get you great marks. There are two parts to referencing:

  • Identify the reference in the text of your work. This is citation or in-text citation.
  • Provide a detailed list of all references you have used at the end of your work, this is a bibliography or reference list.

There are many different referencing styles. The most commonly used at Middlesex University is Harvard. For detailed information on how to cite and reference, please have a look at Cite Them Right basics. 

The slides below give a basic introduction to referencing in your writing and how to use RefWorks.  There is more detail on RefWorks on the next page.

Harvard Referencing Quick Guide

Cite them Right Online

Cite Them Right Online is the official university standard for referencing

It contains examples that show you how to reference books, articles, websites and many more resources you might use in your work

Cite Them Right video