There are lots of different referencing styles available. Whichever style you use it is important that you follow the guidelines for that style and are consistent.
One style that is used at the University of Lincoln is the Harvard referencing style. The University of Lincoln Library Referencing Handbook: Harvard provides examples of different information sources: how to cite them within your text and how to include them in your reference list.
Referencing is important in academic writing. It:
You should always reference a source when:
Plagiarism is "the wrongful... publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas of another" (Oxford English Dictionary)
This 15 minute recorded webinar provides an introduction to Harvard Referencing. It covers why referencing is necessary, when you need to reference and what information is included in a reference.
This short quiz will check your knowledge on referencing and plagiarism. You may find it helpful to watch the Introduction to Harvard Referencing webinar before completing the quiz.
This short tutorial explains why and when to reference and introduces you to the Harvard style of referencing. It takes about 20 minutes to complete.
This short tutorial explains what plagiarism is and also gives you tips on how to avoid it. It takes about 20 minutes to complete.