Whenever you produce a piece of work it is imperative that you and anyone else reading it (or viewing it or listening to it) is sure that it is all your own work. If you take words, images, sounds or even ideas from others you MUST say where you got them.

Presenting other people’s words, or ideas as your own is called plagiarism. This is a type of fraud and will be considered cheating by your teachers.

Showing others what material you have borrowed (words, pictures, ideas) is called referencing and a list of references is called a bibliography. There are several styles for citing your sources and writing bibliographies. One of the most popular is called the Harvard Style. Supporting material is referenced “in text” using the author date system. The Chicago Style on the other hand uses footnotes to reference things from the text and a reference List and/or Bibliography at the end of the essay.

Click on the  links below for help with referencing and building your bibliography:

State Library Of South Australia Research Project Guides

S.A.C.E. Guidelines for referencing

SLASA ref gen small S.L.A.S.A. Reference Generator (Harvard) Ask library staff for password.

Uni of Wollongong Harvard Troubleshooting Guide

Another Excellent Harvard Guide from Anglia Ruskin University

Uni Of QLD Harvard How-To

Cite This For Me (Multi style reference generator and bibliography builder)

Bibme – Free online bibliography generator. Brilliantly useful tool.

Son of Citation MachineMLA, APA and Chicago Style Reference Generator

10 Minute Plagiarism Tutorial

Writing a bibliography (Harvard system) from the Dickson Library

Another Harvard Citing Tutorial

Footnoting Guide: Chicago footnoting guide

Citing Sources Tutorial

Popular and Scholarly Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

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