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Library services for further education students: Referencing standards
When writing for university or college you will be asked to reference or acknowledge where you found your information. It is important for you to understand this and to do it correctly to avoid charges of plagiarism.
Plagiarism and not acknowledging where you got your information from, is taken very seriously in schools and academic colleges. Below are some style guides which can assist you and on the right is a video that explains what plagiarism is.
Curtin University have developed several referencing guides for the following referencing styles; APA 7th, Chicago 17th B, AGLC, and Vancouver. They have also developed a handy quiz for students who are unsure of where to start with referencing and evaluating resources.
The University of Adelaide has a dedicated page on their website to offer students support and examples for various referencing styles. There are also specific guides available for referencing specialist sources, such as Chinese and Japanese sources, music sources, Classics, and Indigenous sources.
When writing for university or college it is important you cite where your research and content comes from. If you do not cite correctly, your institution could think you have plagiarised the work of another author. If you are not sure what plagiarism is have a look at this video created by the University of New South Wales.
Below are some guides and information on how to avoid plagiarism and conduct ethical research.
This document created by SACE provides students with information about plagiarism, examples of plagiarism, and the consequences of plagiarising material. There are also some useful guides included on the research policies and procedures for SACE, and referencing.