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Mathematics: Referencing


It is important to ensure references are done correctly and consistently. 

Take a look at the Department's own guide and the other resources available below.

Contact Simon, your Subject Librarian if you need any further advice or help.

Good referencing

One of the major features of academic writing is acknowledging the books, journal articles and other information sources that you have used, usually by citing them one-by-one in your assignment and listing them all at the end in a bibliography. Often there are many marks for doing this correctly so it is a skill worth learning as soon as you can.

If you don't acknowledge your sources you might pass off someone else's ideas, quotations etc. as your own. This is plagiarism which is not permitted by the university and can have serious consequences for you.

Find out more about plagiarism and referencing: Better marks with good referencing.

Free courses

There are a number of free courses that you could attend focusing specifically on referencing. Have a look at the list of courses by clicking the links below. 

Free undergraduate courses.
Free postgraduate courses.

Online Course

Complete the online course   ‘Avoiding Plagiarism’

You are required to register at:

  • You must use your full email address when registering.


  • Choose a password.
  • You will receive an email from Epigeum to activate your registration (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser).
  • Login to Epigeum with your full email address and password you have set. When successfully logged in the Epigeum displays the greeting 'Hi'.
  • Click Online Courses to find the Avoiding Plagiarism course.
  • Follow the FAQ if any further help needed: 

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