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Nursing and Health Sciences Subject Guide

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The Library & Learning Centre provides an overview of referencing techniques and standards via the Cite Them Right website. This will provide templates for referencing books, journal articles, webpages etc using Harvard referencing style.

Some useful links in cite them right:

Elements of a reference

Cite them right tutorial

Top ten tips

Or if you prefer we also have copies of the hard copies of the Cite Them Right book at all of our libraries.

Library Search cheat...

This works really well for books and journal articles.

Find your resource in Library Search, Click on " (citation button)

First screenshot of a journal article record in Library Search. Highlighted with a red circle is an icon showing quotation marks. This icon is a shortcut to the article citation.Click on Cite them right - Harvard

The second screenshot is of the same journal article record in Library Search. Here highlighted with red circles are the referencing style used and the full article citation.

Copy and Paste reference into essay.

REMEMBER, to double check the reference format against Cite Them Right. e.g. authors - all authors should be listed, use et al. in citation when more than 3 authors.

Common Referencing Queries for Nursing


Q. How do I reference the nmc code?
A. When you are referencing/citing an organisation which is abbreviated, you have to write the Author out in full in the reference:
Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] (2018) The code. Available at: (Accessed: 15 May 2023)
But as long as you add the abbreviation in brackets, then you can cite
(Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC], 2018) the first time then every other time cite as (NMC, 2018)
This same principle applies to National Institute of Health and Care Excellence [NICE], Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network [SIGN], Royal College of Nursing [RCN], World Health Organization [WHO] etc.


Good Referencing Guide

If you prefer to create your references and citations manually, the Good Referencing Guide below helps guide you through all the various types of resources that you may want to use in your assignments.

How to use cite the right Harvard

Academic Linking Words