This guide is designed to help you with referencing your sources for assignments. It replaces the book A guide to referencing with examples in the APA & Harvard styles.
This guide covers:
Which style should I choose?
Consult your unit outline or ask your lecturer.
You need to acknowledge your sources:
You must acknowledge and cite your sources. This is important to avoid plagiarism, whether or not you use the author’s own words.
Plagiarism occurs when you use other people’s ideas, words or data as if they were your own. Deliberate plagiarism is a serious act of academic misconduct. The University of Canberra imposes strict penalties on students who are found to contravene the University’s Student Academic Integrity Policy.
What is the difference between a Reference List and a Bibliography?
Reference List - all the references that you have cited in your assignment, report, essay or article.
Bibliography - all of the references that you have read, whether or not they are cited in your assignment.