Referencing and academic integrity
At University, you are expected to engage with the research and writings of others in your subject area. This can help you support and explain your own arguments in your course work and improve your understanding of your subject. You must acknowledge these sources when you use them in your assignments. You do this by referencing.
Referencing serves several important purposes:
- Acknowledges sources of information, a key aspect of academic integrity
- Demonstrates the depth and quality of the research you have done
- Allows others to locate sources you have used if they wish to know more