Things to remember - the basics
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Cite and reference the sources you have used correctly, completely and consistently.
to gain better marks
your arguments will be supported by evidence
your lecturer can see how widely you have read
your work will reflect expected academic values and good academic practice
avoid accidental plagiarism
give credit to those whose work you have quoted or paraphrased
allow those who read your work to locate and read the sources you have used
build on your research skills
good bibliographic referencing is essential to academic writing in higher education
The University online submission software Turnitin will check your assignment for evidence of plagiarism and whoever is marking your assignment will see the report it produces.
Take a look at our in-depth Referencing and Plagiarism Awareness LibGuide to learn more about how to correctly reference all of the information sources that you use in your coursework, as well as the potential consequences of failing to acknowledge or cite these sources.
There is reference management software available to help you organise your references and format your citations and bibliographies.
Citations and Bibliography in Microsoft Word
There is a feature in Microsoft Word for creating in text-citations and bibliographies. It is called Citations & Bibliography and you can find it on the References tab in Word. N.B. you do have to type in the reference details yourself so this is only useful if you are only citing a small number of references. Also it is not designed for use with footnotes.
EndNote is a desktop bibliographic referencing application for gathering bibliographic references from online databases; amending, managing and storing references; formatting the references from a range of citation styles provided and exporting the references as footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies into Microsoft Word documents.
EndNote X9 is available to download for free (Windows and Mac) for computers owned by staff and students.
EndNote X9 for Windows: the Short Course (video 22 minutes) gives a useful introduction to the software.