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Compiling your reference list

A UoN Harvard Guide to your reference list

Referencing confidential material

You may need to reference confidential material, for example, if you have access to an organisation’s intranet whilst on placement and need to cite some of their documents. To protect the identity of the organisation, it is important you anonymise the information. If in doubt about whether to include material, seek guidance from the relevant module leader. 

Format: anonymised in text citation 
Hand hygiene is the most important factor for preventing infection and its transmission to others (Placement location, 2017). 

A whole school approach to behaviour management was evident in one primary school (Placement location, 2018).

Format: anonymised reference 
Placement location (Year) Anonymised title of document [Type of report, unless this is obvious from the title]. Placement provider. 

Example: anonymised in text citation 
Hand hygiene is the most important factor for preventing infection and its transmission to others (Placement location, 2017). 

A whole school approach to behaviour management was evident in one primary school (Placement location, 2018).

Example: anonymised reference 
Placement location (2017) Hand hygiene policy. Placement provider.  

Placement location (2018) Pupil behaviour. [School policy document.] Placement provider.