What style should I use?
The Glasgow School for Business and Society and the School of Health and Life Sciences previously used an amended form of Harvard referencing (known as GCU Harvard). This is no longer recommended and is not supported by the library. If your undergraduates are using RefWorks bibliographic software, they should use the Harvard - British Standard 2010 styles. The forms of referencing used at GCU are:
- Glasgow School for Business and Society and the School of Health and Life Sciences now use Harvard - British Standard 2010 format
- IEEE style referencing is a numeric style commonly used in Computing and Electronics. References are numbered in the order they appear in your document and retain the number given to them if used again in the same piece of work. You can find the IEEE style in RefWorks under the output style menu.
- Forensic investigation uses APA (American Psychological Association) format
- History uses Chicago format. This is a numerical system of referencing. More information is available in the Chicago Manual of Style, on the library shelves at 808.02 C34
- Law uses Oscola referencing
- Psychology uses APA (American Psychological Association) format
- Other schools may prefer you to use Vancouver Referencing.
Always show your supervisor a sample bibliography to confirm it is in the format they want.