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Plagiarism is copying other people’s

work and claiming it as your own. It is

important that when writing an essay or

assignment you either use your own

words and images, or reference any

ideas or images that have been created

by someone else.

Use the resources below to learn how to correctly reference your assignments and create a bibliography.

Introduction to Referencing

Plagiarism In Plain English
A video that explains in simple terms what plagiarism is and why it is important not to plagiarise.

Why You Need to Cite Sources
Learn why you need to cite sources in your research paper and how to do it.

Stop, Thief! Avoiding Plagiarism by Paraphrasing
A short video that explains how to paraphrase information (i.e. rewrite information in your own words while still presenting the main ideas).

How to Reference

Writing a Bibliography

Using media in your assignments

In-text Citations
A short clip explaining the difference between in-text citations (also called in-text referencing) and the Reference List at the end of your assignment (also called ‘Works Cited’ or a Bibliography)


You Quote It, You Note It! Plagiarism Tutorial
An interactive tutorial that teaches about plagiarism, paraphrasing and citing sources.


Plagiarism Tutorial
Another step-by-step tutorial.


Paraphrasing Without Plagiarising
Provides examples to demonstrate how to paraphrase correctly.


Study Smart: Referencing
An animated video that explains how to reference in-text and at the end of your assignment.


Some assignments require you to reference sources used using footnotes. Find out here what they are and how to include them in your assignment.

‘Cite this For Me’ Reference Generator
Simply paste in the websites you have used in your research, along with the details of any books or articles, and the generator will automatically create a reference list (bibliography)


Writing a Reference List
A PowerPoint Presentation created by the SLRC that outlines the Harvard citation system and shows you step-by-step how to use the ‘Cite this For Me’ reference generator (see link above).


Harvard Referencing Quick Quide
A simple guide to referencing using the Harvard style, including in-text and bibliography examples for a range of sources (books, journal articles, websites etc).


Annotated Bibliography
Some assignments require you to include an annotated bibliography. Find out here how to create one.

Many images, audio clips and video clips available on the internet are copyrighted, which means you need permission from the owner to use these materials in your assignment. If an image (or audio/video clip) is licensed under Creative Commons, it means you can use it in your assignment as long as you follow some simple steps. See our Guide to using media in your assignments page for more information.