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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
Numbered referencing guide

Learn more about referencing

Our online Referencing 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 correct VLE for your course, then pick the referencing style that your course/supervisor supports (Author-Date or Numbered):

Referencing advice from our blog

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