When you write an assignment or essay, it is very important to acknowledge the source of anyone else's ideas that you have used or mentioned in your work.
You need to reference the 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. For more information, check out our i-tutorial on Understanding referencing.
There are different 'styles' of referencing. Find style guides and examples for APA 6th ed, Chicago 16B Author-Date, Vancouver, and the Australian Guide to Legal Citation in our Referencing Guide.
Using EndNote can help you to organise your references. Click on the EndNote LibGuide to learn more.
The APA Referencing Style is the preferred style for this unit, although there are other legal citation styles available. Please discuss this with your Lecturer.
The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is a specialist referencing style developed for legal writing. Please check with your lecturer if you intend to use this referencing style.
Copyright protects an author's work from unauthorised copying. All Curtin staff and students must comply with copyright legislation.