Referencing and citing

Your introduction to referencing and citing.

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.


Reference Management Software

Use to organise and keep track of your references. Lets you easily insert citations into your documents, as well as creating reference lists. It will make your studies easier.

Referencing management software is useful for large assignments. The library supports:

You can use the University of Wisconsin-Madison comparison chart to help compare and make a decision on what one is best for you.