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Social & Political Science: Referencing for Social & Political Science

This guide will help Social & Political Science students find and evaluate key resources needed to successfully complete their assessments.


As Social and Political Science students, you will be asked to use the Harvard UTS referencing style

What is referencing and why is it important? 


At university you are expected to reference information sources used in your assignments. Referencing is important as it:

  • gives credit to authors
  • shows that you’ve done your research  
  • means that others can find the resources you have used .

Harvard UTS referencing guide


For help on how to reference have a look at our comprehensive referencing guide. 

You can open it in a new page and download it by clicking the link below.

Useful sections

  • Book chapters - Section 1.10 (page 13)
  • Online books - Section 1.11 (page 14)
  • Journal articles - Section 2.1 (page 18)


  • If an online book has the same structure and page numbering as the equivalent print version, reference it as the print version.

Referencing Videos

Referencing software: RefWorks

Referencing software: RefWorks


RefWorks is a cloud-based reference manager that can assist your referencing. It can be used to create reference lists and in-text citations.

To learn more about RefWorks have a look at the RefWorks page on the library website by clicking the link below.