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MMU Harvard Referencing training

The library deliver MMU Harvard Referencing online workshops throughout the year.

Topics covered include:

  • Why you need to cite and reference
  • Variations in the way you need to cite sources and how to correctly format your citations
  • How to format the references for the key sources you will use for your assignments
  • Gaining familiarity with the MMU Harvard style in order to keep organised and save time

See our workshops page and below for scheduled dates and to book your place.

Along with the listed scheduled training sessions, we can also organise sessions for specific cohorts of students upon request. Please email to book a session.

Recorded webinar

A recording of an MMU Harvard Referencing webinar is available here. To view the recording you will need to download Adobe Connect - see the instructions below. 

Adobe connect instructions

Adobe Connect Information for Webinars

Task 1

1. Go to
2. Login as a guest. Simply type your first name into the Name box and click on the “Enter Room”
3. Follow the instructions that you will find on the main screen to run the audio set-up wizard. This
will allow you to check that you can hear audio from other participants and that they can hear your
own audio.
4. If you encounter any problems, please contact us for help within 24 hours of the course start date.

Task 2

Run the Adobe Connect Diagnostic Test by clicking on the following link:


  • The test should take less than 1 minute to run
  • If everything is OK, you should receive 4 ticks on the screen
  • If there are any issues with your set up, you will be prompted/instructed to take appropriate action to rectify the problem
  • You should then run the test again
  • If you continue to have problems, please email us for help

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are having any problems. It is important that we sort out any issues as soon as possible so that you can participate fully using Adobe Connect:
Subject line: Webinar access issues

Workshop information

Sign up to our online workshops to develop your information skills for your studies and beyond: Book on now

Manchester Metropolitan University Library run open online workshops throughout the year, to help with your studies and research. Workshops are 60 minutes, unless otherwise stated. Workshops are open to all students, researchers and academic staff at the University.

You can find more information on each workshop by clicking on the titles below:

EndNote Online: taking the pain out of organising your references

MMU Harvard referencing

Finding academic sources for your assignments

Literature reviews: searching for articles and research papers effectively

Evaluating information online to avoid fake news and misinformation

Managing your digital identity for your professional life

Researching the law: an introduction to legal research for non-law students

Researching commercial companies for career preparation

Researching the public and not-for-profit sector and organisations for career preparation


Workshops aimed at Postgraduate researchers and academic staff

Cited reference searching

Copyright and your thesis

Introduction to Research Data Management

Introduction to Open Access for researchers


See upcoming workshops and the full list of upcoming dates and times on our events and workshops page.

Please contact your librarian if you would like information on bespoke sessions