What is referencing?
Referencing is a way of acknowledging other peoples’ ideas and work. You do this
through a citation (in the text of your work) and a reference at the end of your work.
The purpose of referencing is so that anyone reading your work can refer to the
original source to check and verify the ideas presented. You must reference any
source that you use:
To support an argument, to make a claim or to provide evidence
To acknowledge other peoples’ ideas or work correctly
To show evidence of the breadth and depth of your reading
To avoid plagiarism (i.e. to take other peoples’ thoughts, ideas or writings and
use them as your own)
To allow the reader of your work to locate the cited references easily, and so
evaluate your interpretation of those ideas
To avoid losing marks!