Referencing and citing: Learning outcomes

Referencing is crucial to you to carry out successful research, and crucial to your readers so they can see how you did your research. Understanding what a reference is for means you should understand why it is important that you know how to reference.

And your lecturers are very keen on seeing good reference lists. Make them happy with your references, and you will get even better marks.

By the end of this section you will:

  1. be able to identify the components needed to write an accurate citation and reference
  2. be able to explain the difference between a citation and a reference, and between a reference list and a bibliography
  3. know how to write an in-text citation and full reference, using the Harvard referencing style

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