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Whenever you refer to another author’s work in an assignment or thesis, it is essential that you acknowledge them and provide full details of the source used. 

Referencing correctly helps you avoid being accused of plagiarism and allows you to demonstrate how your ideas have built upon the research of others.

Our referencing guides

If your supervisor or lecturer doesn't mind which guide you use, pick one and use it consistently throughout your assignment.

Author-Date referencing guide

Author-Date referencing guide

Numbered referencing guide

Numbered referencing guide

Learn more about referencing

Our Understanding How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism eLearning tutorials explain the role and importance of citing bibliographic references, and how you incorporate the work of other authors into your literature review correctly, and without plagiarising. Select the style that your course/supervisor supports:

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