We have created guides for referencing styles commonly used at Curtin.
The Chicago Author-Date 16th ed. guide has many examples of how to reference books, articles, internet sources, government reports etc., both in-text (in the essay) and in the reference list at the end of your assignment.
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Referencing is acknowledging the source of other people's ideas that you have used or mentioned in your work.
You need to reference direct quotations, facts and figures, as well as the ideas and theories that you use. The reader is then able to find the original source of the information to check it or follow up a point.