Answered By: Keith Brisland Last Updated: Jan 06, 2017 Views: 2431
Information about all the referencing systems used at BCU, including Harvard, Oscola and APA, can be found here.
The free referencing app RefME contains the BCU Harvard Referencing style. It attempts to generate fields based on general searches, URLs, DOIs and ISBNs, but these should always be checked. The RefMe app can also be downloaded onto mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones from which you can create references by scanning bar codes.
The University purchased a subscription to the premium version called RefMe Plus which allows you to create different folders and to sign in via your University account (click on "Log in via your institution" on the sign in page). You are also able to import and export reference lists from other referencing software using the .RIS format.
The BCU Harvard style in RefME is not perfect and does not contain all the formats (or it uses different names for formats or fields), but it is considerably better than any other available system. Currently, the main issue is that URLs are not live links so these need to be added manually. You should always check the references RefME generates against the BCU Harvard standard.
If you would like help with referencing, you can book a tutorial with the Centre for Academic Success or the PDD: