Midwifery 2020

We’ve had a number of queries recently asking how to reference the Midwifery 2020 report.  Here is how to reference this document in the APA format:

In text (first cite):
(Chief Nursing Officers of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (CNO), 2010).
OR
Chief Nursing Officers of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (CNO, 2010).

In text (2nd cite):
(CNO, 2010)
OR
CNO (2010)

In reference list:
Chief Nursing Officers of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. (2010). Midwifery 2020: Delivering expectations. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216029/dh_119470.pdf

 

New service – Ask a Librarian

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Important news about RefMe

It has been announced today that RefMe will be changing after March 7th, 2017.  This is sad news as it is a popular referencing tool especially with CHHS students.  Full details on this news can be found on the RefMe website but here are a few important issues to note:

  • RefMe is merging with CiteThisForMe
  • If you want to create an account for CiteThisForMe it will cost £6.99 a month, you will however be able to generate a reference list without making an account but it won’t save for future use.
  • If you have a RefMe account you will still have access to your account and saved Reference lists until June 1st, 2017, but you will need to export them before this date or you will lose them.

If you have any concerns about  this news please do get in touch with us, our contact details can be found on our Library Guides pages.

Formatting your APA reference list

It is important that your reference list is formatted in the correct APA style.  This is sometimes where students struggle and spend a long time manually formatting their lists; however there are a number of tools in word that can make this process quicker and easier for you.

Key points

  • The reference list should start on a new page.
  • Your reference list should include everything you have cited in your assignment NOT everything you have read (which is called a bibliography).
  • It should be alphabetical according to author’s surname.
  • It should be double-spaced and indented.

For example:Referencing example.jpg

To do this is 3 easy steps in word, firstly highlight the reference list, then select the icon A-Z from the options, then to double space and indent the list choose the small arrow next to paragraph and from the options choose Special>Hanging, then Line spacing>double.

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To show you how to format the list using the tools in word I have done a short screencast.  Click here to watch it.

Referencing images in assignments

With a lot of you working on assignments which require images to be included, we’ve had a number of queries on how to reference an image in an assignment.  This isn’t always easy but here are some instructions on how to do this below.  Please get in touch if you are unsure chhslibrary@swansea.ac.uk 

In text:
The reference in text is similar to other materials, you still need to look for an author and a date, although these aren’t always available.  You will also need to give your image a number and a title in text.  For example:

team-photo-use-this-one

Figure 1: Librarians (Human & Health Sciences, Medicine and Science Library Team, n.d.)

In the reference list:
Human & Health Sciences, Medicine and Science Library Team. (n.d). About us. [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://hhmslibraryteam.wordpress.com/about-us/

The above is an example of a photograph reference, if you were citing a different image format you can replace [Photograph] with [Graph], [Digital image], [Demographic map] etc.

UK ambulance services clinical practice guidelines 2016

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The new JRCALC UK ambulance  services clinical practice guidelines 2016 were published in April 2016.  Here is an example of how you should reference the new guidelines in your assignments:

In text (First cite):
…(Brown, Kumar, Millins, & Mark, 2016).
or
Brown, Kumar, Millins and Mark (2016) …

In text (Second and subsequent citations)
(Brown et al., 2016)
or
Brown et al. (2016)

In the reference list
Brown, S. N., Kumar, D., Millins, M., & Mark, J. (Eds.). (2016). UK ambulance  services

clinical practice guidelines 2016. Bridgwater: Class Professional.