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Key databases, books, journals, websites and other resources for your criminology assignments and research.

Assignment help

See the resources on the School of Social Science's website for resources to help you prepare for your assignment including:


It is important to understand the basics of referencing and why it is important. 

A referencing style is a set of rules on how to acknowledge the thoughts, ideas and works of others in a particular way. Different types of sources eg. books, articles, each have a specific format, determined by the referencing style you are using.

Referencing is a crucial part of successful academic writing, avoiding plagiarism and maintaining academic integrity in your assignments and research.

Watch Introduction to referencing (YouTube 3m43s) to learn about the basics of referencing.

Referencing styles

There are many different referencing styles used in scholarly communication. The Library provides referencing guides for the most commonly used styles at UQ.

Social Sciences courses often use APA 7th, but always confirm with your lecturer or the task sheet which referencing style to use for your assignment.

Digital Essentials

Get future ready with Digital Essentials - Upgrade your digital skills

Complete the Digital Essentials modules to help you quickly build your digital skills for study and work. Learn about online UQ systems, find tools for specific tasks and develop skills for using digital resources.

Complete these modules to build your study and assignment skills: