Answered By: Hayley Hughes Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 Views: 2643
For a brief explanation of referencing basics, see this short presentation.
Referencing and citation is a necessity but it doesn't have to be a headache. Remember these tips:
- Be sure to find and become familiar with the style guide for your programme (Harvard, APA, etc.) before you start writing; you can then incorporate the correct type of citation as you write.
- Keep the style guide handy and refer to it often. Use the examples as a template for your own references.
- Above all, keep clear and detailed notes as you research. List all the sources you have read and note down exactly where any quotes come from. A good recording system will save you many hours at the end of an assignment searching for details of your sources.
For more information about why referencing is important, click here.
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