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RefZone: helping you reference correctly

RefZone will help you with all your referencing needs throughout your studies at Staffordshire University. The following pages will provide you with all the information you need to know to understand what referencing is, how to reference and examples from a selection of referencing styles used at the University.

You might also find it useful to use RefWorks which provides you with your own personal reference management database. You can use RefWorks to record and store references that you have used to support your assignments and create a bibliography online in the University approved styles.

If you can’t find an answer to your referencing question on RefZone, why not ask us?

All about referencing

Whenever you work on an assignment at University you need to make sure that you reference any resources you have used correctly. Read more about All about referencing »


This section of RefZone will help you to understand about plagiarism, its importance in the academic community and how best to avoid plagiarism. Read more about Plagiarism »

Referencing terminology

Some of the terminology used with referencing can be rather confusing. This section of RefZone will help explain what the various terms you will encounter mean. Read more about Referencing terminology »

RefZone Quiz

RefZone has two online quizzes for you to try which are designed to help you understand referencing. Read more about RefZone Quiz »