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What is referencing?

Why use referencing in academic writing? This short video introduces why you must use references,the dangers of plagiarism, and the different ways to use referencing in your writing through direct quotes, paraphrasing, and using a reference list.



Integrating references
This tutorial explains the correct ways to integrate references into your writing to avoid plagiarism and get better marks. It focuses on the Harvard style of referencing.

APA referencing
This tutorial explains how to integrate references into your writing using the APA style of referencing. It uses lots of sample models to demonstrate how to reference correctly.

Introduction to academic integrity – Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the presentation of ideas, words or images without acknowledgment.