This concise and user-friendly guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing and shows students how to reference correctly. It also develops students’ understanding of what plagiarism is and how they can avoid it in their work. Featuring clear explanations and examples throughout, this book will help students to draw on the work of others in their field in a responsible and ethical way.
This is an indispensable resource for all students that need to get to grips with referencing.
About the Author
Kate Williams set up and works for Upgrade, the Study Advice Service at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is also the Series Editor for Pocket Study Skills.
Mary Davies manages the Pre-Master's programmes, with a focus on Study Skills, at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and is a researcher of plagiarism.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- PART I: UNDERSTANDING REFERENCING.- The essentials of referencing.- Referencing styles.- The research process and referencing tools.- Referencing in action.- PART II: WRITING AND REFERENCING.- Using sources in your writing.- Write with confidence.- PART III: UNDERSTANDING PLAGIARISM.- What is my own work?.- Getting help with your own work.- Where do I draw the line?.- Use of Turnitin.- PART IV: REFERENCING: THE PRACTICALITIES.- Frequently asked questions.- Essential sources and examples.- More examples of references.- PART V: OTHER STYLES OF REFERENCING.- Vancouver.- MHRA.- APA.- MLA.- References.- Useful Sources.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
'This is a highly useful little book in a very user-friendly and engaging format... The book clearly outlines various referencing styles, provides clear and visually pleasing guides to exactly how academic referencing works, and how it would look on the page... The complex and important issue of plagiarism is very clearly discussed, and the way that anti-plagiarism software works is made very clear. There's an impeccable set of examples and resources in the back of the book, giving it a punch beyond its hundred and 12 pages!' - Amazon review