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Clear and accurate referencing, using the correct referencing system, is an important aspect of tertiary academic writing.


How to correctly use different referencing styles in academic writing to avoid plagiarism and get better marks.

Referencing with Easy Cite

Easy Cite explains the rules of common referencing styles used at RMIT, including RMIT Harvard and APA, along with referencing tips and examples.

Strategies for integrating references

Learn two useful strategies for incorporating references into your assignment.

Student stories

International students were asked "Was referencing a new skill for you?"


What is a summary and when should we use one? Does a summary need a reference?


Synthesising is the integration of ideas from more than one source, allowing you to develop and strengthen your arguments using a variety of evidence.


An overview of synthesising concepts in academic writing

Understanding citations

A citation is essentially an abbreviation with a special format. Each citation refers to a different source you are using in your work. Learn how to include citations in different types of...

Understanding paraphrasing

Understanding paraphrasing - why we do it and how you can do it too.

Understanding referencing

Referencing is important because if students do not acknowledge the authors of their readings it is considered to be plagiarism, a form of cheating.

What is referencing?

Referencing, or the acknowledgement of other people’s work and ideas, is an integral part of academic and professional life.

What is referencing?

Why you must use references, the dangers of plagiarism, and different ways to use referencing.

When referencing isn't needed