Course resource help for Health and Social Work

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Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Aaron Worsley

Helen Whittaker

Vicki Farmilo

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Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our library referencing webpage.

Brookes Harvard referencing style is the standard system of referencing used by most courses at Brookes. However you should always ask your module leader or supervisor which referencing style they want you to use.

The library has produced a quick guide to the BrookesHarvard style which you can download here Citing your references using the Harvard (author-date) system (PDF). 

There is an old Referencing Guide for Health and Social Care students (download a PDF document of the referencing guide -922KB ). There are slight differences between this guide and Brookes Harvard and there aren't always examples in here of all the types of document you might want to reference.

Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) using exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes.

Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.

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Training Sessions

There are no specific healthcare training sessions planned this month.

If you'd like database searching help the please email us to arrange a one to one session. 

For help with EndNote, you can either contact us for a one to one, or if you prefer to attend a group session the EndNote group are offering training on 21st or 26 April. Just go to the Library EndNote web page for details. There is no need to book in advance.

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