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.
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.
Learn more about the APA7 Author-Date style:
From September 2021, the recommended Author-Date Style for new students is APA7. However, students who started with us before this date can continue to use the previous Cranfield Author-Date Style they are familiar with below. The numbered style remains unchanged.
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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