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Why is Referencing Important?

Citation Styles

If you draw upon other people's work in your writing and research and do not acknowledge those sources, you can be accused of plagiarism.

Correct citations allow your readers to follow up sources you have referred to, so citing is in the interests of scholarly investigation and the sharing of ideas.

Acknowledgement of another's work through accurate citations is not only good academic practice but also a legal requirement.



Check Recite to view examples of common referencing styles.