DMU's new interactive guide to referencing is Cite them right online. It provides guidance on how to cite over 150 source types in a variety of referencing styles including Harvard, APA, IEEE, MHRA,Vancouver, OSCOLA and more.
If you are new to referencing, or could benefit from a refresher, work through the Cite them right eLearning tutorial. This interactive tutorial (each section take around 5 minutes to complete) covers the importance of referencing, how to write citations and build references.
You can click on 'explore' at the bottom of the login page after launching the tutorial. If you would like to save your progress, you will need to register first.
Whilst we are providing study support online we are running a referencing Q&A via LibChat. This will run at the following times:
Referencing is considered good academic practice. It is essential for acknowledging the sources you have used in your work, and for avoiding a charge of plagiarism. Plagiarism is an academic offence, and is defined by the University Student Regulations as 'the significant use by a student of other people's work and the submission of it as though it were is or her own'. You can avoid plagiarism with correct referencing.