Whenever you refer to another author’s work in an assignment or thesis, it is essential that you acknowledge them and provide full details of the source used.
Referencing correctly helps you avoid being accused of plagiarism and allows you to demonstrate how your ideas have built upon the research of others.
If your supervisor or lecturer doesn't mind which guide you use, pick one and use it consistently throughout your assignment.
Learn more about the APA7 Author-Date style:
From September 2021, the recommended Author-Date Style for new students is APA7. However, students who started with us before this date can continue to use the previous Cranfield Author-Date Style they are familiar with below. The numbered style remains unchanged.
Our online Referencing tutorials explain the role and importance of citing bibliographic references, and how you incorporate the work of other authors into your literature review correctly, and without plagiarising.
For students who started at Cranfield before September 2021 - Select correct VLE for your course, then pick the referencing style that your course/supervisor supports (Author-Date or Numbered):
If you started at Cranfield from September 2021 onwards - we have a new module coming shortly that explains the new APA7 Author-Date referencing guide. Please do not use the eLearning links above as they relate to a different style.