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Citation & Reference Management

Learning objectives:

  • To understand why and when citation is necessary
  • To understand the elements of a citation
  • To understand the basics of  APA 6th style
  • To be able to create citations for the following reference types: books, journal articles, and web pages

What is Plagiarism? ClickView AU/NZ added May 22 2014

All scholarship builds upon the work of others. When you use the work of others, you must acknowledge it appropriately for several reasons:

  • To make a clear distinction between your own ideas and those of others
  • To give credit to those whose ideas you have drawn upon
  • To avoid plagiarism
  • To allow the reader to trace your sources and asses your interpretation of ideas drawn from them

(Academic Skills Unit, 2013)

Did you know?

It's not just books and journals that you need to cite. Other types of resources include:

  • Images (from books, online, from a database)
  • Online material (eg websites, blogs)
  • Videos (DVD, streamed, online, downloaded)
  • Music (CD, MP3, streamed)
  • Live performances
  • Course readers
  • Lectures
  • Anything that is not your own original work.

Follow the link to the APA style tutorial. You can watch it all or skip forward to Slide 13 where information about referencing begins.

You can also access information about APA from the library's referencing tool re.cite

Steenbergen, DJ & Visser, LE 2016, 'Caught Between Mediation and Local Dependence: Understanding the Role of Non-government Organisations in Co-management of Coastal Resources in Eastern Indonesia', Anthropological Forum, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 115-37.

What you need to do

The above citation is in Harvard style.

Locate the paper in Scopus to find if it has a DOI number.

Reformat the reference in APA 6 style and email your answer to me davidrjh@unimelb.edu.au

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