DMU's 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.
It is important to keep a good record of all the information sources you use and reference management software, such as RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero can help you do this.
DMU Library and Learning Services subscribe to RefWorks, select the RefWorks tab on this guide to find out more.
Find out the basics of referencing from Cite them right online including:
If you are new to referencing, or could benefit from a refresher, there are a number of tutorials available on referencing and Harvard (Cite Them Right).
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.
DMU Good Academic Practice map: a visual interactive map providing information and links to resources to help you do your work in a way that meets the highest standards.
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Further help and support is available from our Just Ask email enquiry service and LibChat instant messaging. You can also attend our online academic support drop-in and online Open Programme workshops. Finally, for more in depth queries, you can make an appointment with your subject Librarian.
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