Referencing acknowledges the sources you use in your work.
You must reference all sources including
Good referencing gives credibility to your writing and enables the reader to locate the sources you refer to.
You must acknowledge the sources of information you use in your assignments.
Use a standardised citation style to cite your sources. If you are unsure which style to use:
A common style used in Te Tumu papers is Harvard. Harvard is an author-date style, with in-text citations and a reference list in alphabetical order, but there can be variations. Read more about this and other citation styles on the Referencing / Citation Styles subject guide.
If you do not cite the source of your information (whether book, article, website...) then you can be accused of plagiarism.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Follow the links below for more information or see the University of Otago Academic Integrity website.
The easiest way to manage references is to use reference management software.
These types of software can:
Commonly used reference managers include: