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About referencing


What is referencing?

Referencing is a standardised 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 Direct quotations, facts and figures, as well as ideas and theories, from both published and unpublished works, must be referenced.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 reference?

Referencing is necessary to support your arguments, to verify quotations, to enable readers to follow-up and read more fully the cited author's arguments and to avoid plagiarism.

Referencing styles at Curtin

The Library has created four guides for styles commonly used at Curtin: