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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.
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
Quick guide to the author-date
referencing style (with Mendeley tips)
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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SATM and SWEE
Academic writing and plagiarism