Archived Material (Referencing)

Referencing is a key skill you need to demonstrate at university.  It is a way of showing that you are engaging with the literature in your subject area and writing with integrity.  The consequences of not referencing correctly can be severe so make sure you are familiar with how to reference your work.

Referencing and academic integrity

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Referencing and plagiarismReferencing is a key element of your assessed work at university.  It involves acknowledging your sources of information/ideas/theories. 

Absent or inadequate referencing shows a lack of academic integrity. This book will explain:

1.Why referencing is important

    • Avoiding plagiarism

2. What referencing involves

    • How to reference in your text
    • How to compile a final reference list

3. How to reference using Harvard and APA referencing styles

Law students:

To find out about using the OSCOLA referencing system, please see the link below:

Legal referencing (Weblink opens in new window)

Why not have a go at the quiz below to see how much you already know about referencing and plagiarism?