A citation or referencing style is a standardised way of referencing research you use in your academic work. In Media, Film and Communication papers, Harvard and MLA are commonly used.
Check with your lecturer, tutor or supervisor if you are unsure which style to follow:
Referencing the ideas and research you use in your essays is a vital part of all academic work because it:
Here are some further resources to check out:
The University of Otago requires all students to act with academic integrity, and takes cases of plagiarism seriously. Check out the resources below to find strategies to act with integrity and avoid plagiarism in your assignments:
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