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. In the School of Management the Author-Date guide is generally recommended.
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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