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1. Why should I include references in my work?

  • To show the range of reading that you have done.
  • To support your own arguments with reliable sources and data.
  • It is a basic academic requirement to show details of the sources of your information, ideas and arguments.
    Doing so means that you cannot be accused of plagiarism, i.e.stealing from another person's work.

2. When should I include references in my work?

  • When you quote someone else's work.
  • When you rewrite or summarise someone else's work in your own words.

3. How do I include references in my work?

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Books referencing
newspaper articles referencing
websites referencing
questionnaires referencing
interviews referencing
Broadcasts, Films, videocassettes and DVDs referencing

Books referencing

Author(Date of Publication). Title of Book. Location: Publisher.

Author(Date of Publication). Title of Article. Title of Newspaper/Magazine, Page no.

Electronic source:
Author. Title of Article. Date Retrieved, URL

Washington State University.(2020). Information Literacy Research Skill Building: Evaluating Sources: The CRAAP Test.

Last updated on 15 March, 2023