Help and Information

This area contains some help and information to assist you in using MARGen. Click on the headings below to navigate between our introductory video, FAQs or other information. Click the close button in the top-right to return to MARGen.

Introduction Video

Frequently Asked Questions

Does MARGen store my references?

No, any references you create will be forgotten once you close your browser or navigate to a different website. We strongly suggest you keep your own copy of any references you use on your own computer.


Don’t forget you can copy and paste directly between MARGen and your word processing package – it should keep any formatting (such as underlined titles) intact.

Why is the source I want to reference not available?

All systems must have some limitation, and MARGen is no different. We have tried to provide options for the most common referencing sources, but if you would like to suggest an additional option, please email LSHelp@marjon.ac.uk.

Why does my reference have strange "<ul></ul>" text in it?

This is a known issue effecting some browsers (specifically iPhone/iPad). If you are using a non-standard computer browser simply remove the strange code and instead, underline the title yourself.


For example: "(2012) <ul>Advanced thinking skills</ul>" should become "(2012) Advanced thinking skills".

Other Information

The Marjon Academic Referencing Generator was designed and developed by Adam Read (Senior e-Learning Technologist), Helen Heywood (Academic Skills Coordinator), and Claire Stevens (Deputy Head of Library) for the University of St Mark & St John.


It is intended to assist Marjon students with their referencing, and as such, follows the Harvard conventions set out in the institution's Student Handbook.


If you would like to report a problem or suggest an additional feature for MARGen, please contact LSHelp@marjon.ac.uk with as much information as possible.


If you have a different query concerning MARGen, please contact either Adam Read or Helen Heywood directly.


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1) Enter the details of the book you wish to reference:

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If the authors above should be classed as editors, check this box:

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2) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

Alert:  you must supply at least one author.

Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Enter the details of the e-book you wish to reference:

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If the authors above should be classed as editors, check this box:

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2) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

Alert:  you must supply at least one author.

Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Enter the details of the journal you wish to reference:

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2) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

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Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Enter the details of the e-journal you wish to reference:

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2) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

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Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Start by entering details about the chapter or article:

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2) Now enter details about the edited book:

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3) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

Alert:  you must supply at least one author.

Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Start by selecting who you are referencing:

2) Fill in the details for your reference:

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2) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

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Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.

1) Start by entering details of the author you are citing:

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2) Now enter details about the source you are using. This template will let you correctly format a book reference, for journals follow the similar output style:

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If the authors above should be classed as editors, check this box:

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3) Here is the information you will need for your reference:

Alert:  you must supply at least one author.

Hey!  Your reference has been generated. You can copy and paste the text above into your assignment.