What is UWE referencing?

UWE referencing, or UWE Harvard referencing, is a variation of the Harvard style specific to the University of the West of England. It broadly follows the Author-Date system. It’s crucial that you follow the UWE style exactly, as this is what you’ll be marked on.

The specifics of the UWE referencing system can be found on the University of the West of England website.

How to UWE reference

Similar to other Harvard variations, in-text citations are required and should be placed in brackets within the body of the text containing the author’s surname and date of publication. The rest of the source information needs to go in the bibliography at the end of the document.

For Harvard referencing in the UWE style, author names and the first word of titles should be capitalised. The whole title is italicised to distinguish it from surrounding text. You should avoid secondary referencing altogether.

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UWE referencing example

In-text example:

(Cottrell, 2013)

Bibliography example:

Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.