In academic writing, it's essential that you cite (state) your sources of information and ideas. To ensure readers know where you found the information you must include references.
You need to reference all the sources that you use in your assignments - by citing them in the main body of your assignment (an in-text reference) and compiling a full reference list at the end of your work.
A number of guides are available to help you get to grips with referencing:
You can make an appointment for help with RefWorks or referencing. Support is offered via one-to-one or small group appointments, providing flexibility to arrange a session at a time that suits you – and at the point that you need it.
We recommend a 25 minute appointment for basic questions. You should book a 45 minute appointment for longer queries or for an introduction to referencing or RefWorks:
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