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How do I reference?

Referencing is essential in the university setting as it promotes academic integrity, acknowledges intellectual contributions, validates arguments, supports credibility, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge.

If you do not reference your sources you will be committing plagiarism, which is a form of academic misconduct and intellectual dishonesty that undermines the principles of originality, integrity, and ethical scholarship.

Watch this video for an introduction to what referencing is and be sure to use our Referencing Guide to learn exactly how to reference your Sources of Information and avoid Plagiarism.

Referencing guide

We invite you to explore our comprehensive guide on academic referencing, a crucial skill for every student and researcher. By visiting our dedicated page, you will gain valuable insights into the principles and techniques of proper referencing.

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Discover the importance of referencing in academic work and learn how to avoid plagiarism. Our guide provides clear explanations of various referencing styles, ensuring that you can confidently adhere to your institution's guidelines.

Mastering academic referencing not only strengthens the credibility of your work but also enhances your research skills and demonstrates your commitment to academic integrity. Whether you are writing essays, research papers, or dissertations, our page offers practical tips and examples to help you accurately cite sources and build upon existing knowledge.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your referencing skills and elevate the quality of your academic writing. Visit our page on academic referencing today and unlock the key to effective and ethical scholarship.

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