This section describes the correct methods for crediting external sources (such as books, articles, and websites) in assignments. Referencing external sources properly shows your marker that you can effectively locate and integrate facts and ideas into your assignment. Failure to reference your sources is plagiarism and can carry significant academic penalties.
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Correct referencing is one requirement of good academic writing. For other requirements, see the section on academic writing.
Massey Library offers EndNote, bibliographic management software that can create, store, and manage references automatically.
For a broader understanding of honesty in assignment writing, see Academic Integrity.