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Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS): Referencing

This subject support guide includes the following discipline: The Centre for Culture, Media & Society

Referencing in Media Studies

Referencing indicates the  sources  used in a document and gives credit to the original authors.

Media Studies uses the Harvard  Reference Style (author/date).


Please find the guide below.

Why and how should I cite?

Click on the link below for a PowerPoint presentation on Harvard referencing ; why we should do it and examples of how it is done.


EndNote is an electronic package for creating and storing a library of references (citations plus abstracts, notes etc) which can then be used in conjunction with the typing of Word documents. Full text documents, figures, tables etc can be added to the references as attachments.


Turnitin is an internet based tool used to check and detect plagiarism in an essay or any kind of academic related document. It is licensed based software which is obtained through a subscription.

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