It is very important that you always cite the references you use. This will ensure you are not accused of plagiarism and you are showing you that you understand the importance of acknowledging where you have obtained the information you have used.

You can make referencing easier by:

  • Keeping an accurate record of all the details of every source you use. You will need to have the details of the author, the title of the book or journal article, title of the journal, year of publication, page numbers, etc.
  • Make sure you understand the type of referencing system your teacher expects you to use.
  • Allow time to create your reference list. It will take much longer than you expect, but you will get better the more often you do it.

For more detailed Referencing information... visit the Library's referencing guides.