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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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.
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