Monday, 9 May 2016

Cite your sources perfectly

When writing an essay or assignment, you are required to acknowledge all the sources of information that you have used, whether you are directly copying the words of another author (quoting) or putting their ideas into your own words (paraphrasing). This is so you can:
  • prove that your work has a substantial, factual basis,
  • show the research you've done to reach your conclusions,
  • allow your readers to identify and retrieve the references for their own use.

At the Library we've put together some handy guides which will help you cite your sources correctly in the referencing style chosen by your school.
Find your referencing guide.

If you have any questions about these guides you can Ask a Librarian.