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Library services for further education students: Referencing standards

Referencing guides

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.


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 If you do not cite correctly, your institution could think you have plagiarised the work of another author.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.