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International Pathway College

Organise your work

Manage your references

In academic writing it is important to support your arguments with appropriate references.
You should familiarise yourself with your department's chosen referencing style. Work produced whilst studying at the International Pathway College should be referenced in the Harvard Style. 

Check our referencing webpages for advice and examples of how to reference different resources in the Harvard Style, or download our Harvard Style guide


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Managing what you find can be difficult, especially if you're working on a big piece of work that relies on a lot of references. Reference management software lets you keep track of what you've found: you can group and organise your references, keep notes, and store pdfs online for easy access. You can even automatically cite your references as you write up your work.
See the Reference Management Skills Guide for more information.

Academic writing

Check our Academic Writing guide for advice and support on all aspects of academic writing. 

The Writing & Language Skills Centre can also help. They offer drop in sessions and appointments giving advice and support on how to plan and structure your work and express yourself clearly in your academic writing. The Writing & Language Skills Centre is based on the first floor of the Harry Fairhurst building.  Email them at  to arrange an appointment or ask for more information about how they can help you.