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Accounting

A guide to resources for accounting studies and research.

Which citation style should I use?

Your lecturers or subject co-ordinators may suggest specific referencing styles for your University assignments. It is important to follow their recommendations. When using a specified referencing style you must use its rules consistently.

No specified style? We recommend APA: a widely used author-date style that incorporates in-text citations and a reference list.

Why is citing important?

  • 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.
  • Accurate citation is good academic practice and a legal requirement.
  • 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!

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