Referencing and Citing

Your introduction to referencing and citing.

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Reasons to reference

Understanding referencing can:

  • help you find additional information for your assignments
  • enable you to gain a wider knowledge of your assignment topic
  • give credibility to your interpretations
  • support your academic integrity.

You must acknowledge any ideas or words from other authors that you have used in your own work. Including material from another writer as if it were your own will result in plagiarism and your academic integrity will be affected.

Comparison of reference management software

You can discuss the choice of software with your lecturer, colleagues, department or the Library.

This comparison guide from the University of Wisconsin-Madison may help you decide which reference management software to use.