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A subject guide for the Department of Philosophy

Referencing for Philosophy students

The Philosophy Department provides a Guide to Referencing for Coursework on its website. They recommend using a simplified version of the Harvard system.

Here is the Library's detailed guide to the Harvard system:

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism resources

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism tutorial

Reference management software

Reference management software packages can help you:

  • Create a personal database of references relevant to you, along with associated files.
  • Insert references into a Word document and format them automatically in a citation style of your choice.
  • De-duplicate references retrieved from multiple sources.
  • Share references with others.

There is a range of different software available; UCL Library Services provides support and guidance for Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley. These are all available to download for free or under UCL licences.