Sketch: ‘Frogger It, I’d Rather Be Playing Computer Games Than Referencing My Assignment’—A Harvard Referencing Game

  • Tracy DixEmail author


In this sketch I propose an adaptation of the retro arcade game, ‘Frogger’, that students can use to familiarise themselves with Harvard Referencing—chosen because it is most commonly used by academic departments at the University of Warwick. Although simple citation games have been created by HE libraries before, this one is more gamified—including characters, a simple plot and soundtrack—to improve the user experience. The game is adapted from the classic ‘Frogger’ concept of getting a character safely past a range of obstacles to its home, and aspires to make learning about correct referencing feel fun and effortless.


Computer game Referencing 


  1. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Library. (2017). Citation Games—Citation Sources—Research Guides [Online]. Available at Accessed July 7, 2017.
  2. University of Warwick Library. (2016). Harvard Referencing Game. Available at Accessed July 7, 2017.
  3. University of Washington TRIO Training. (n.d.). Citation Game Home Page: APA and MLA Citations. Available at Accessed July 7, 2017.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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