Answered By: Keith Brisland
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019     Views: 6010

Harvard is the main referencing system used by the University. We have our own version of Harvard, so make sure you check any references you download which have been labelled as Harvard against our guidelines. Various short guides are attached below, along with a downloadable version of the full guide. You can also find the full guide on our website:


BCU Harvard Guide


The other referencing systems used in the university are APA (Psychology), Oscola (Law), MHRA (Conservatoire postgraduates), Chicago Style (English) and various journal styles, including IEEE (some Computing and Engineering PhD students). More information about all the referencing systems used at BCU can be found on our website.

A short guide to the Oscola referencing system is attached.


If you would like help with referencing, you can book a tutorial with the Centre for Academic Success or the Professional Development Department (PDD) (if your home campus is City South).


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