Referencing at Marjon

Post date: 13-Sep-2018 17:09:20

What is Referencing?

When completing an assessment in Higher Education your own thoughts and ideas should be built upon those of other writers and researchers. It’s essential that you engage with and identify this previous work and that you acknowledge those sources of information by:

  • Acknowledging the source within the text by citing the author’s last name and date of publication in parentheses (brackets), e.g. (Stevens, 2011)
  • Give full details of each item in an alphabetical reference list at the end of your assignment.

Marjon have adopted the APA style

There are different styles that can be used however at Marjon we have adopted the APA style of referencing so students should follow these guidelines when incorporating citations and references into any work that they submit.

The most commonly used sources are journal articles and books and these should be presented in the following ways in your reference list:

Seager, M. (2009). ‘Chocolate and flowers? You must be joking!’ Of men and tenderness in group therapy. Group Analysis, 42(3), 250-271.

Nottingham, J. (2016). Challenging learning: theory, effective practice and lesson ideas to create optimal learning in the classroom. London, England: Routledge.

Access the Marjon Resources

The main institutional URL where referencing support will be hosted is

The resources included are as follows:

1) Marjon Guidance for using APA - Main Document - click here for pdf

2) Google Slides - Navigable, includes student tasks, and video - click here to view or view below

3) A QuickGuide to using APA (click here to view pdf - single side of A4)

4) A YouTube screencast of me (sorry!) introducing four choices of method for producing references efficiently (Google Scholar, Discovery, CiteThisForMe, Mendeley) - or view below