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Referencing your sources  
Referencing your sources

Academic integrity and good scholarship require you to acknowledge the sources of information you consulted in order to write your assignment. Most assessment items you submit at University require that you include a reference list or bibliography.

Acknowledging or referencing an author's work makes it clear when you are drawing your own conclusions from the evidence presented, or when you are building an argument by quoting or paraphrasing someone else’s work. It also shows your work has a sound basis in the research of your field. Correct referencing allows your reader to know what you have read and to follow up your work by reading those articles, books, etc as well.

How do you reference correctly?

The way in which you reference is determined by the referencing style used ...

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