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Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism: 1. Introduction

How to use this guide

Read through each of the following pages to learn more about how to reference all the information sources that you use in your coursework correctly, as well as the potential consequences of failing to acknowledge or cite these sources. 

Once you have completed this guide, you can then test your knowledge with our quiz which will take around 15 minutes to complete .

After following this guide you will be able to;

  • Define what plagiarism is

  • Explain the importance of referencing

  • Create accurate citations and references

  • Paraphrase and acknowledge sources you have used

  • Identify referencing software tools to manage your citations and references

  • Know how to interpret your Turnitin Similarity Report.