reference how to write
When writing a report, essay or other academic text, it is important that you refer and reference the sources you use. All sources, books, articles, information on the web or otherwise, must be acknowledged both in your text and in a reference list. Using someone else’s text, ideas or thoughts without specifying the source is not allowed.
Another purpose of a reference list is to enable the reader to locate and verify the sources you have used. It is therefore important that you provide full and accurate information for each source you have cited.
Search for the book you want to reference and click on the title. Under the information on the book you will find the button “Create reference”.
In the majority of our databases it is possible to create a reference in the most common styles (Harvard, Oxford etc.). This is an easy way if you want to reference a book or article. Check for links such as export or cite.
All academic essays MUST contain references. Referencing guards against plagiarism, a serious academic offence. Plagiarism is copying someone else’s words or ideas and presenting them as your own.
See The Learning Centre guides to various citation styles