Posts tagged: referencing

The 7 study mistakes too many students make – learn what they are and don’t make them yourself!

3 March 2017
Amy Pearson

You really don’t want to miss what Amy has to say about the 7 study mistakes that can cost you marks.

Some study mistakes are no big deal, others really are a big deal as they can affect your final degree classification. This is why we have put together a short online package to introduce you to the 7 things, why they matter and how you can avoid them. They are:

  • Plagiarism
  • Self-plagiarism (or double submission)
  • Collusion
  • Falsifying experimental or other investigative results
  • Contracting another to write a piece of assessed work / Writing a piece of assessed work for another
  • Taking any unauthorised material into an examination. Copying from, or communicating with, another examination candidate during an examination.
  • Bribery
  • read more

    Important Changes to Ref Me

    17 February 2017
    Jen Earl

    Jen wants to make you aware of changes to Ref Me.

    It has just been announced that RefMe will be changing to Cite This For Me on February 28th 2017. Full details on this news can be found on the Ref Me website.

    If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

    If you want to create an account for Cite This For Me it will cost £6.99 a month but you are able to generate a reference list without creating an account. However without an account your reference list won’t be saved for future use. read more

    Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

    18 January 2017


    Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

    Day three

    Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more. read more

    A letter to… Anne and everyone else doing battle with referencing.

    30 November 2016
    Amy Pearson

    Amy Pearson
    Content Developer

    Dear Anne, you are not alone. I, and many others, also learnt the art of referencing the hard way!

    In reply to your post ‘Referencing Lessons #studentdiaries‘ and for anyone else working on assignments at the moment, here are some referencing tips from Skills for Learning:

    1. Make sure you know which referencing style you should be using.

    Styles mainly used at the University of Salford are Harvard APA 6th and Oscola (for Law subjects)
    More info…

    2. As you read and make notes, write down your sources. read more

    Join us at our Summer School 2016

    6 June 2016

    Events running 20-30 June

    We’re running lots of workshops during June which are perfect if you’re new to the University or even if you’ve been here a while, but just not noticed some of the excellent workshops we provide! We’re calling it our ‘Skills for Learning – Summer School 2016’ and it would be great if you, and the sun, could join us.

    So if you need to learn how to find information for your assignments, improve your study skills and build on your IT skills this is the place to start.

    Some workshops/events require you to book a place whilst others just invite you to turn up. read more

    OSCOLA Referencing: A very quick guide

    17 May 2016

    What is OSCOLA?

    OSCOLA is used by law students studying for a law degree with Salford Law, Salford Business School. All other subjects use Harvard Referencing APA 6th.

    Adding a footnote to your Word document

    How to Reference Common Resources using OSCOLA


    • Titles of books should be italicized
    • In footnotes, the author’s first name or initial(s) precedes their surname.
    • In bibliographies, the surname comes first, followed by the initial(s), then a comma.

    To write a reference for a book you will need the following information:

    • Author of the book
    • Book title
    • Book edition
    • Publisher
    • Year of publication (often found on the reverse of the title page)

    Book references will need to be written in the following way:

    Author, title of book (edition publisher year)

     Timothy Endicott, Administrative Law (OUP 2009)

    Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (7th ed Sweet & Maxwell 2009)

    For a footnote if you are quoting or paraphrasing from a specific page, the page number must be inserted at the end. You do not need to write p, pp or page. read more

    How many kilos of strawberries are eaten at Wimbledon?* Using newspapers to keep up to date.

    2 July 2015


    *28,ooo kg. each year (CNN News)

    Newspapers are a great source of topical information and reading one is a good and easy way of keeping up to date.  University of Salford students have access to the Nexis & Business News database which is accessible both on and off campus by following the database link in Library Search.  Nexis is a global database providing access to local papers such as the Manchester Evening News, the UK broadsheets and international papers such as the New York Times. read more

    Still baffled by Turnitin?

    28 January 2015

    turnitin logoDo you need help with e-submission using Turnitin? You can find plenty of online help via the Turnitin link on the Student Channel. The Library is also providing the following drop-in sessions in room AC202 in Adelphi library:

    Tuesday 3rd February 1-2pm
    Tuesday 10th February 1-2pm
    Tuesday 17th February 1-2pm
    Tuesday 24th February 1-2pm

    No need to book – just turn up!

    Struggling with your studies? Get Skills for Learning

    11 December 2014

    skills for learning captureSkills for Learning is a great new website that brings study support together in one easy to find place. It covers all the main areas of:

    – Reading and writing

    – Finding and understanding information

    – Using and referencing information

    – IT and digital skills

    – Working with numbers

    – Group work and presentations

    – Assessment, revision and exams

    – Supporting your dyslexia or disability

    Go and have a look around the site to see what support you can get today from eLearning, videos and guides, or another day by booking onto a workshop, calling into a drop in or arranging a one to one appointment. read more

    Want to manage your references?

    14 August 2014

    Struggling with keeping on track of the books, articles and websites you’re using? Want to try a referencing tool to try and manage, store and provide a ‘cite as you write’ facility?

    The University subscribes to Endnote – but there are other free packages available such as Mendeley.

    There’s a web version you can use, as well as a software and widgets to download to your own computer (there are Windows, Mac and Linux desktop versions) and an app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod). read more