Why should I reference?

Citing and referencing are essential to the academic integrity of your research and writing. They demonstrate that you have read widely and understood your topic; enable readers to verify your sources and find out more; and importantly, avoid plagiarism by acknowledging when you have used the ideas and words of others.

For out more about the importance of citing and referencing on the academic integrity website.

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