You need to reference all information sources you use. To do this, you just need to insert a citation in your text and then expand on this in a footnote or full reference list at the end of your work. The exact way you need to do this depends on your referencing style.
Below, you can find quick introductory videos to each of the referencing styles we use at the University as well as more in-depth guides for each resource you may need to reference.
Below is a quick video introduction to referencing at the University of Essex and why it's important in an academic context.
The lists below shows all the departments and their referencing style. Once you have found which referencing style you need to use, you can find a quick video guide in the relevant tab above to get you started. You can also find further information by clicking through to the Cite Them Right guides below.
Each department of the University uses a particular referencing style. You can find your department's style guide here. Once you know which style you need, you can access the guides for that style below.
There are several places you can find help with understanding referencing.