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The basics of referencing

What is referencing and why is it important?
What is referencing and why is it important?
Learn the principles behind referencing and find out about key concepts such as plagiarism and common knowledge.
Setting out citations in your own writing
Setting out citations in your own writing
Learn the rules about including citations in your essay or assignment.
Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising in your text
Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising in your text
Find out how to give proper attribution for source material used in your work.
Creating references in your reference list or bibliography
Creating references in your reference list or bibliography
Find out how referenced works should appear in your reference list or bibliography.
Understanding plagiarism
Understanding plagiarism
Graham Shields and Richard Pears explain how to avoid plagiarism in a series of video interviews.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Advice on solving problems you may come across when referencing sources.
Basics

Here you will find answers to common questions about referencing, as well as helpful guidance to keep you on the right track.

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