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Geology: Referencing & Writing

What's a CITATION Style

A citation or referencing style is a standardised way of referencing research you use in your academic work.

Check with your lecturer or supervisor if you are unsure which style to use:

WHY Cite?

Citing or referencing the ideas and research you use in your essays is a vital part of all academic work because it:

  • acknowledges how others' work has influenced your thinking;
  • provides evidence for your arguments; and
  • assists other researchers to locate the sources you use

Here are some further resources to check out:

Managing Your References

Reference Management software helps you store, organise, and correctly cite all your research information with incredible ease. 

Check out this Managing Your References guide which gives more detail on different reference management tools and citation styles.

Help with WRITING

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Want to improve your writing skills?

Check out the fantastic Academic Skills Development resources at the Student Learning Centre.

 The SLC Thesis Writing page has links to helpful resources including guides and videos, and you can sign up for excellent workshops. You can even book an individual consultation with Learning Advisor.

Need further help? Check out:

Help with CITING

Citation Manuals

Guides to Academic & Scientific Writing