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Referencing and citing

What is referencing?

At University you are expected to research widely and build your knowledge on the expertise of others.

Referencing acknowledges the sources used to develop your ideas, and may include words, images, video, audio, statistics, or websites.

Quality information strengthens your arguments and adds credibility.

Referencing enables you, and your readers, to locate your sources and helps to avoid plagiarism.

What referencing styles to use?

  1. Check the Subject Outline to determine the style required by your Faculty or School. 
  2. If no style is indicated, use the UOW Style Guides below.

UOW Style Guides »

Last reviewed: 2 September, 2016

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