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Whenever you refer to another author's work in your writing, 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

Quick guide to the author date referencing style

Quick guide to the author-date
​referencing style (with Mendeley tips)

Learn more about referencing

Our Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism eLearning module explains 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.

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