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Library welcome pack - Postgraduate students: Referencing and Citing

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Referencing and Citing

What is referencing?

In your assignments, you will be using other people’s ideas and research. It is important to reference these ideas, to make it clear to the reader that its someone else’s idea and to point them towards the original document.

Reference styles

There are a variety of referencing styles you can use. In health, the most commonly used referencing styles are APA and Vancouver.

Check your course outline to find out which referencing style you need to use. Our Referencing guide covers the basics, and contains links to further resources on referencing.



Referencing tips


Would you like to see referencing in action? Our APA online tutorial demonstrates referencing and citing in APA style.


For items found through the Library Search, you can copy a formatted reference right off the record! Click the ‘quotation mark’ icon on the right and then choose your referencing style.



Plagiarism can sometimes be unintentional. It’s important to understand what plagiarism is so you can then avoid it.


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