Why reference? Acknowledge those who did the work. Give credit to author for time, money and effort spent conducting research. Provide sources for readers to check our work. Part of triangulation process. Allows readers to check our accuracy of reporting. Provide readers with full text so they can read & learn from them. To read more than a summary that […]

What is an In Text Citation?

When referring to another author’s work or ideas in your work, need to cite source by author’s last name and year of publication. Examples: Direct citation – author is cited alongside their work. In general, when writing for a professional publication, it is good practice to make reference to other relevant published work. This view has been supported in the […]

Collecting the Right Information

Need to record the appropriate information about the source during research. Books The author’s or editor’s name (or names) The year the book was published The title of the book If it is an edition other than the first The city the book was published in The name of the publisher Journals The author’s name or names The year in […]

The Harvard Referencing System

Two stages to referencing work using author-date or Harvard system: Refer to work in writing (in text citation). Provide full details of source in bibliography/references. Example: The requirement that feedback is received by students while it still matters to them was raised by Gibbs & Simpson (2004). This supports the view of Kulik (1980) who showed that a teaching method […]

What is Referencing

Allows credit to be given to sources for work used in your writing. Supports arguments and gives factual basis to work. Demonstrates research has been carried out. Provides shortcut to source.