Citing and referencing your sources is an essential part of your literature review. It is incredibly important for both you and your supervisor to be able to quickly and easily locate you sources to check quotations and general information. This section of the guide will take you through the basics of referencing and some of the tools available to assist you.
Referencing is the process of clearly and consistently acknowledging all the information sources you have used by:
- providing citations in your essay where you have quoted or paraphrased another's words or ideas
- providing a reference list or bibliography at the end of your assignment.
A citation is referring to part of a reference, either a direct quotation or paraphrasing, within the text of your writing. These are generally called in-text citations, and the basic information of author and date are included.