Referencing and academic integrity
What is referencing?
Referencing involves three stages:
- Correctly quoting, paraphrasing or summarising your source within your assignment.
- Including brief reference details of the source in your assignment text (a citation).
- Including full reference details of each source cited in a reference list at the end of your assignment.
There are several referencing styles with each one having set practices for how to reference your work. See the sections on Harvard and APA for further details of these referencing styles.
Always check with your tutor which referencing style they want you to use. If no style is specified, Harvard is considered a default style.
Always be consistent in how you reference in terms of punctuation and layout.