All information sources used in your writing must be clearly, concisely and accurately cited. Your reference list must include all the information sources and the works you have quoted or referred to in your paper.
Referencing (a standardised way of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas) is important to:
Watch the Academic Integrity Modules
Complete the Research Integrity Module
For help with writing you can take a class run by Student Services or access their notes online. The Library also has books on academic writing for you to borrow or read online.
Using a referencing (bibliographic) management software eg. EndNote, is useful as it allows you to format your bibliography in multiple referencing styles when working with MS Word. If you are working with LaTeX you can use BibTeX.
There are many different referencing styles. Establish which style you are going to use in the early stage of writing to avoid time-consuming editorial work. Always check with your advisor if there is a recommended style, and if you are submitting a paper for publication in a journal always consult the journal's guidelines for authors.
Remember a key to producing quality writing lies with your consistent use of a style and proof reading for errors before submission.
See Referencing Style Guides for examples.
Referencing management software can be used to:
The UQ Library supports three products - EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.
If you are working with LaTeX files you can use BibTeX