When you use an idea or information from another source, e.g.. from a book, journal, film, image or sound recording, etc. you must acknowledge where you got this information.
Acknowledging the work of other people in your own work is citing and referencing.
When used correctly, citing and referencing...
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Need help? These guides will take you through the typical resources you will be citing and referencing in your assignments!
1. Citations are used in your assignments when you have used someone else's work.
For example, "Apple recently anounced its new venture, Apple Music (Apple, 2020)."
Note: You do not need to cite common knowledge. For example, "Apple is a prominent company in the technology sector."
Examples of a citation in written work
2. The reference list goes at the end of your written work and contains all of the resources that you have cited.
The reference list goes in alphabetical order by author surname or organisation name.
Each resource in the list will have a set format (e.g. book, website, journal article) so someone can look at your reference list and tell what type of resources you have used.
An example of a reference list
Examples taken from Cite Them Right Online.
Cite Them Right Online is a resource provided by the university, so you can check your citations and references.
You can access Cite Them Online through the link above, or by going to the My Study tab in myUnihub and clicking on Referencing in the My Library box.
Learn about citing and referecning by clicking on basics of referencing in the top-hand menu bar. You will find guidance, videos, and examples to help with your referencing.
You can use Cite Them Right Online to find how to reference different resources.
First, click on Choose Referencing Style in the top-hand menu bar and select Harvard.
You can then navigate Cite Them Right Online by:
RefWorks is a web-based referencing management software that allows you to create your own personal database of references. You can:
To set up a RefWorks account go to sign up.
You still need to double-check your references, even if you use RefWorks to automatically generate them.
More information on using RefWorks is on the Research Library Guide.