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Referencing style guides

What is Referencing?

Referencing is acknowledging the books, articles etc from which you obtained material for your assignment including ideas, theories and word-for-word quotations, as well as illustrations and tables that aren’t your own design.

In referencing you place a citation to the source of your idea within the body of your assignment and include details of the resource in a reference list.

What is a referencing style?

A referencing style is a set of rules telling you how resources should be acknowledged and how citations and referencing lists should look.

Which one do I use?

Your School may have specific guidelines about which style to use. Check the School web page, assignment guide or study handbook. If in doubt, check with your tutor or lecturer.

If no specific style is required, you can choose one, but you must be consistent in its use.

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