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There are several different styles of referencing available. Following are the most popular styles at Salesian College:
Harvard and APA Styles are also known as Author-date, parenthetical referencing which involves the use of a partial reference contained within parenthesis as in-text markers (such as the author and date). The complete reference is then included in a list on the last page of the document.
What is referencing?
Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging sources of information and ideas that you have used in your assignments, in a way that uniquely identifies their source. Direct quotations, facts and figures, as well as ideas and theories, from both published and unpublished works, must be referenced.
Why do I need to reference?
- Referencing is necessary to support your arguments/ideas.
- To verify quotations, to enable readers to follow-up and read more fully the cited author's arguments/ideas.
- If you have used anything in your work that was originally written or created by someone else, including graphs, statistics, images etc. you must reference it.
- Similarly, any ideas you have paraphrased or summarized must be referenced.
- To avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is completely unacceptable.
Salesian College Student Guidelines on Avoiding Plagiarism
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