Breakfast Bites: Keeping up to date

keeping upto date

 

This session will look at the functionality within the library resources to enable you to keep up to date with information.  This session is useful for those doing longer research projects and their dissertations.  Remember if you are unable to make this session you can book a 1-2-1 session with your subject librarian in the Bay library.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

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Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Layout

Today we war looking at frequently asked questions regarding the layout of your work.  We will start with a general question that is asked quite frequently.

Is it okay to use software such as Grammerly to check for my punctuation, grammar and to ensure I am not plagiarising?

The use of Grammerly or other plagiarism checker is not recommended.  The Centre for Academic Success can help and advise you on your work.  To book an appointment and find out more about the service go to  https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/myuni-academic-study-services/cas/asp/

When do I use capitalisation within my references?

Capitalisation of text within references

  • Article title – the first word of the article title should start with an upper case letter, but subsequent words should start with a lowercase letter.
  • Journal title – each word should start with a upper case letter with the exception of small words within the title. For example, you’d write Journal of Management not Journal Of Management.

 

What is the difference between a bibliography and a reference list?

  • A reference list is a list of everything you have cited in your assignment. A bibliography is a list of everything you’ve read as part of your research, even if you haven’t cited it in your assignment.

The following are commonly asked questions that the School of Management Library Team are often asked.

I have read a book which cites something I want to use cite myself, what do I do?

This kind of referencing is called secondary referencing.  The advice is, wherever possible to read the original work.  Often this is not feasible so you must make sure that that the reader is aware that you have not read the original and also refer to the work that you did read.

Secondary referencing

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Using and Referencing Business Resources

The School of Management has many specialist resources and databases and information can be found in a variety of formats, reports, case studies, datasets etc.  All of which can be found from our library guide http://libguide.swansea.ac.uk/management

In order to help you with referencing these resources the School of Management library team have produced a specific APA Referencing Guide for the School of Management Students.

Today’s blog will discuss some of the frequently asked questions regarding these specialist formats.

How do I reference financial reports from online databases?

General Reference Report

How do I reference a spreadsheet?

A spreadsheet qualify as a data set so it would be referenced like this:

Spreadsheet Reference

My report has many sections, with separate URLs.  Do I reference each one individually or the report as a whole?

Often when looking at reports in Mintel you will be taken to a section of the report rather than to the document as a whole.  As it is a corporate author you should reference the whole report.

However as you want to lead the reader to the correct part of the document it is preferred that the in-text citation contain enough information to locate the information.

Referencing a Report

Tomorrow we will be looking at the layout of your reference list or bibliography.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Using and Referencing Government Papers and Law Resources

Today we are looking at using and referencing Government papers and law resources within the School of Management using APA.  All of the information is in our Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style. The Guide also contains information on referencing devolved legislation from Wales (page 27) and European Union legislation (page 29).

I need to consult Parliamentary Acts.  How do I do this?

The acts you need are all available via the database Westlaw. Follow the link and copy and paste the details of each act into the Westlaw search. Click the ‘Arrangement of Act’ link on the results page to see options to download/print all or part of the document.

When you search for the next act, click Home near the top of the page to go back the search box to generate a new search.

The Law subject team have some advice on Finding Legislation, as well as links to useful databases and other resources.

How do I reference parliamentary Acts?

Acts of Parliament should not be included in APA reference lists or bibliographies.  However it is important that your cite the act in your writing according to the following format.

On the first mention of the Act a full citation is given in the text which includes Short Title Year.

Citing an Act in Full

Note that no comma should appear between the word Act and the year.

Use capitalisation as show on the front cover of the Act

After the first mention, you can refer to the act without the date.  If you do choose to abbreviate the Act this must be illustrated in the first mention.

Citing an Act in Full with abbreviations

Referencing a section of an Act

S.1 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 states that….

or According to s.1 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 1989….

or  Relevant companies and other entities must keep the registers and file relevant details with Companies House. (Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, s.1)

How do I reference a Case Study?

Case law is also not included in reference lists. However, on the first mention of a case in an assignment a full citation is given stating:

Citing a Case study

This would look something like this:

 Tesco PLC v Competition Commission [2009] CAT 6

For subsequent mentions in text just use the parties involved.  For example:

… as stated in Tesco PLC v Competition Commission…

Or

… the case of Tesco PLC v Competition Commission demonstrates that..

Secondary Referencing

If you haven’t read the original case then you will need to do secondary referencing so it would look like this in text:

Tesco PLC v Competition Commission [2009] CAT 6 cited in Jones (2015)

The details in the reference would then link to the document you have read which cites the case law.

Swansea University’s Referencing According to the APA 6th Style pages 23 – 29 covers all of the all of the above plus Devolved legislation from Wales  and European Union legislation.

Tomorrow we will be looking at referencing business resources.

For further information, please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

Breakfast Bites – Referencing and Endnote

Do you struggle with your referencing?

Have you lost marks in an assignment, because of your referencing?

Do you want to find out more about the popular reference management software Endnote?

If the answer to any of these question is yes then this Breakfast Bites session is for you. We’ll look at some of the common issues students experience when they’re referencing and how Endnote could help you manage your references. We’ll also be able to answer any questions you have about referencing.

The session will be run from 08.15-08.50 on 02/05/18 in PC Room 2 in the Bay Library. There’s no need to book, you can simply turn up on the morning.

 

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

Frequently Asked Questions: Social Media

Today we are looking at frequently asked questions related to social media and common media resources.  These are not, as of yet, included in our guide, Swansea University Referencing According to the APA 6th Style, as it is not academic and its use should be used sparingly (or not at all) within your academic writing.

However, there are many lecturers and researchers within the academic community who use Social Media effectively in their research and citing and referencing their work maybe necessary.  Also, within the School of Management it maybe necessary to cite video content such as TED Talks and other Industry standard information.

Often referencing conventions are not in place for new formats and the General Referencing guidance yesterday should be applied.

General Reference

How do I reference a Facebook (or Twitter) post?

There are a couple of ways to cite social media. However if the information is not accessible then you include an in-text citation but you do not include it within the reference list.  For personal communication you use the following format:

Pesonal Communication

For social media that is in the public domain a few examples are below:

Twitter

 

Facebook Post

How do I reference a TED Talk?

The way you reference a TED Talk is dependent on where you viewed the video. If you viewed the video from the TED website the reference would follow the following format.

TED Talk from TED Website

However if you viewed the video from YouTube the reference would look slightly different, as in order to retrieve the article you would change the creator details to the publisher details and as the only stable date given in YouTube is the posted date you use (year, month, date).

TED talk from YouTube

How do I reference a YouTube video?

When referencing a YouTube video you need to put the person who posted the video as the author.  It is also important to put a  screen name in square brackets as it is this information that will locate the video.  Your reference will look something like this:

YouTube Video with Author Details

Sometimes with YouTube videos the authors name is not available.  In these instances, include the screen name without the square brackets.

YouTube Video without Author Details

Tomorrow we will be looking at referencing parliamentary and legal material for work within the School of Management.

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:
Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.ukThe Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Referencing Questions

FAQs Referencing

To complement the #5dayofreferencing we are also going to blog the most frequently asked questions from the School of Management concerning referencing. We have broken these up into five separate themes.

Today: What is it?

Tuesday: Social Media

Wednesday: Law Resources

Thursday: Specific Business Resources

Friday: Layout

Today we are going to be looking at frequently asked questions relating to the format of the document.

Often when searching the Internet for information for your assignment the hardest part, when it comes to referencing,  is identifying the content within the page that has been found.  ie. is it a journal article, e-book, blog post as it is the content that determines the layout of the reference.

Such content can include, but is not limited, to:

YouTube video TV shows Press releases
Interviews Movies Reviews
Maps Blog Posts TED Talks
Tweets Facebook Wikipedia entries
Lecture Notes Webpages Artwork
Newspaper Articles Magazine Articles Reports

What is important to remember that a lot of this nebulous content is not academic and should be used sparingly (or not at all) within your academic writing. As such, it is not included in our Referencing According to the APA 6th Style guide. However as it is sometimes necessary to include this type of information, below is some guidance as to how to cite appropriately.

Essentially four pieces of information are required to cite:

Who – the author (personal or corporate) or creator

When – When was the document was published

What – The title

Where – information to find the information. This can include web address, publisher, place of publication etc.

Armed with this information you should then be able to create your reference using the following format:

General Reference

How do I reference a Google Book?

To be honest the conventions for referencing a book from Google Books is the same as a standard eBook.

Google Book

Again, referencing a chapter of an edited e-book follows the same convention as any other eBook:

Chapter in Google Book

What is important to note is often when using resources such as Google Scholar and Google Books the landing page is part of a larger document, and not all the information required can be located on the webpage. If the information is not visible in the document, but can be found elsewhere, add the Information in square brackets.

The following information is missing. What do I do?

Information found when doing a general search often has more missing details than academic sources. There are ways of dealing with missing information. However please note that the credibility of references can be diminished if information is not available.

If no page number is visible use a short title enclosed in double quotation marks along with para. no

If no date use (n.d.)

If no place of publication known use (n.p.)

If no publisher know use (n.p.)

Use question marks to indicate uncertainy regarding names and dates.

Use ca. to indicate estimated dates.

If the information is not visible in the document, but found elsewhere, add the Information in square brackets.

 Should I keep my Hyperlinks in the document?

APA state that Hyperlinks are ‘permissible’ in APA referencing. Guidance given is that as there is no rule governing the use of hyperlinks consideration to the audience and delivery should be taken into account.

Retrieved from… When do I use it?

You only need to include the date the information was retrieved if the website is likely to change frequently. If the information is “published” with a static date no date of retrieval is required.

Tomorrow we will be looking at Social Media in your work.

For further information please contact the School of Management library team:

Business Library Team: buslib@swansea.ac.uk
The Bay Library
Swansea University
T +44 (0)1792 505500
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SwanseaUniLib