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Help with Referencing

In completing assignments and projects you will be required to reference your information sources and submit a bibliography. Trafford College Library has a range of useful resources to help you with this so that you can avoid plagiarism and produce an accurate bibliography.

This downloadable helpsheet created by Trafford College Library provides all the help you need to follow the College standard of Harvard referencing. Use in conjunction with the PLATO online tutorial to ensure you are following the correct style and system.


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Plato is a comprehensive tutorial resource on referencing and  is available via our website (please use the link on the Library’s homepage – please note you will not be able to access Plato outside College.


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Epax provides short video clips covering various aspects of referencing and quoting within your assignments so that your academic writing is to a good standard. Click here to access it No login is required.



Citing it Right – a short tutorial on the principles of referencing from the University of Manchester Library. Click here to access

Other useful referencing guides

Leeds University Referencing Guide 

This is a very comprehensive guide on Harvard referencing including how to reference very diverse sources. Click here to access it

Queen’s University Belfast Referencing Guide : Cite 2 Write 

An excellent interactive guide to referencing click here to access it


Search the COPAC

Access the catalogues of over 70 libraries including local and national university libraries. This is an excellent research tool. Click here to access it



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Manchester Road
West Timperley
WA14 5PQ
0161 952 4703
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Trafford College
Talbot Road
M32 0XH
0161 886 7012

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