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Citing and Referencing

Citing and referencing your work correctly is essential not only to avoid accusations of plagiarism. Correct referencing is important to:

  • demonstrate your reading and hard work,
  • add weight to your argument,
  • provide directions to the original source,
  • assign appropriate recognition to the idea's originator.   

At Middlesex we have resource that can help you practice your citing and referencing skills; two of these are:

If you need further one-to-one help with citing and referencing contact Centre for Academic Success (CAS). 

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Using Illustrations

In most visual culture assignments, you will be expected to include illustrations.

To do this you need to remember four things:

  1. Caption: Below each image include a numbered caption, giving details of the image and a citation of where it's come from
  2. List of illustrations: At the start of the essay include a list of all the images you have used in your text.
  3. Reference list: As part of your reference list, give full details of all the sources of the images you have used.
  4. Refer to the image in your essay: In your essay, tell the reader when to look at an illustration you have included.