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Referencing & Plagiarism: Referencing Styles

Referencing Styles

Most MDX courses use the MDX Harvard referencing style. Some subjects have additional information about referencing types of information resources, these are highlighted in the boxes below. Always use Cite Them Right Online to check your references whichever referencing style your module is using.


Art & Design - Fine Art, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation & 3D Games, Photography
PG Cert Learning and Supporting Teaching in Higher Education
Police Degree Programmes
Social Work
Training Nursing Associates
Vet Nursing

If your course is not listed here go to the Referencing Library guide and log into Cite Them Right directly.


Engineering and Computing

IEEE Guidelines

Computing students may be asked to use Harvard and IEEE referencing styles. Always confirm which style you are using for your assignment with your tutor or module leader.

LaTex and BibTeX users

If you are in Computer Science and using LaTex for writing, you can set export references from Library Search using the BibTeX button and from Google Scholar if in Settings you set Bibliography Manager to BibTeX.

In LaTex, if you are using the IEEE numerical referencing style, check the following to make sure this is set correctly:

To ensure you are using IEEE numerical reference style include the command to control your bibliography style before you include the bibliography.  The bibliography style for number referencing is "plain". So the resulting text is as follows:



where 'path' is the path of the file, and 'filename' is the filename of the '.bib' file.



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Cite Them Right Online

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Cite Them Right is a web based reference support tool. MDX expect you to use this system for checking all you assignment references. It covers all the major referencing styles which are used at Middlesex University