WHY CITE REFERENCES?
Correct referencing is an essential component of academic writing. Referencing correctly shows that you have conducted relevant and thorough research. Referencing incorrectly can count as plagiarism.
- Citation - a specific resource mentioned in the body of a document
- Reference - enough detail about a resource to enable somebody to find the resource themselves
- Plagiarism - leading your reader to believe someone else’s work has been created by you
- Bibliography - a list of references at the end of a document
- Style - the exact way in which references and citations are put into a document