Referencing and Citation

This section broadly covers the topics of how to cite texts, format references, and how to avoid plagiarism. These things are all related because the best way to prevent plagiarism is to have good referencing!

Once you've worked through and learnt the different citation methods below, there are a couple of pop-up quizzes you can try to test your competency. These will open in new browser windows, which are closed after completion.

One additional point to note is that during a written exam, you are rarely expected to give “perfect” citations. Your course leader will let you know what level of reference he/she expects from students in such exams.