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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

We are currently offering help in person, via email, or Google Meet.

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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.

How To...

Training Sessions

The Health and Social Work librarians are offering the following online training in databases and Endnote. There's no need to book in advance, just click on the link on the day. 

Database searching

The Database Searching session covers the basics, for those who would like a refresher - keyword searching, finding synonyms, and the use of truncation, Boolean Operators, saving searches and accessing full text articles.

Monday, 4 March · 09:30 – 10:30


EndNote Web is a piece of online software designed to help you manage your references in your assignments and dissertations. It also enables the easy insertion of journal or book references into assignments. It is freely available to Brookes students. The session will cover: creating an EndNote library; adding references, including finding and removing duplicates; organising your references and creating bibliographies.

Monday, 4 March · 11:00 – 12:00



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