- The Library

Referencing and Plagiarism

It is very important to learn how to cite and reference in your assignments so that your tutor can find the sources of information that you have used. It is also necessary in order to avoid plagiarism.  Plagiarism occurs where you take other people's ideas and present them as your own without suitable reference to the original source. You can contact your Subject Librarian for advice on referencing.

Citing & Referencing guidelines 

Name/date referencing style sheets

Numeric referencing style sheets



Storing & organising your references 

You are less likely to make mistakes when referencing if you keep careful records of the articles and books that you use. You can do this by the following methods: