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As your assignment deadlines for T3 approach, you can be confident in your referencing skills with help from the Library.
Understanding your obligation to acknowledge the sources of information you use is an important part of academic integrity. Breaching academic integrity can have serious consequences and is similar to cheating on exams or fabricating results and data. To make sure you understand academic integrity, why it is important, the types of academic misconduct and the University’s policies, check out the academic integrity tutorial.
The Library is offering online workshops on Understanding Referencing and Using References in your Writing up until Week 7 of T3.
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We have referencing guides for a range of styles including APA7, with examples on how to quote and paraphrase in the text of your assignment and how to format reference lists.
Check with your course convenor to determine the referencing style for your course and refer to the relevant referencing guide.
Tips and tricks
If you follow the four steps below, you will be well on your way to producing accurate and consistent referencing and meet your academic integrity responsibility.
- Choose a style: In some instances you can choose your referencing style, but mostly your course or school will outline which style you should follow. It’s your responsibility to find out what referencing style you are required to use and to locate the correct style guide.
- Identify the resource: You need to figure out exactly what you are referencing. Look closely to find features to help you determine the resource type, such as a book, book chapter, journal article, newspaper article, website or other type. The resource type will help determine what details you will need to record.
- Collect information: Accurately record all the information about the resource you are referencing. You will need to note who, when, what and where. Be sure to consult your referencing style guide during this step. It will specify exactly what information you need.
- Write your reference list: Once you have all the resource information, it is now time to put it together in the correct order and format as per the rules of the style you are using. Once you have finished writing your reference list, take the time to proofread it.
Check out the Library referencing page for more handy tips and information.
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