Open University Referencing

It is an adaption of Harvard referencing style and can be used with most of the project reports.

Referencing a Book

  • Author - in the form of surname and name/initials followed by a comma
  • Publication date in brackets, followed by a full stop
  • Title in italics followed by a comma
  • Place of publication followed by a comma
  • Publisher followed by a full stop.
Brown, J., (2008).Referencing Styles, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Referencing a Journal

  • Author - in the form of surname and name/initials followed by a comma
  • Publication date in brackets, followed by a comma
  • Title of journal article in single quotation marks
  • Title of journal in italics followed by a comma
  • Volume and issue number followed by a comma
  • Page numbers followed by a full stop
Brown, J.,(2008), 'OU Referencing', Referencing Styles, no. 2, pp. 33-49.

Referencing an electronic source

  • Author - in the form of surname and name/initials followed by a comma
  • Publication date in brackets, followed by a comma
  • Title of document in italics followed by 'online' in square brackets followed by a comma
  • Publisher followed by a comma
  • URL
  • Date accessed in brackets.
Taylor, John, (2008) OU Referencing [online], The Open University, (accessed 6 August 2008).
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