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What is referencing?
In academic writing, you must show which sources you have used and give credit to the authors of those sources. This is called referencing or citing. Every source you use as information, ideas, statistics, theories, case studies or examples must be credited in two places:
In-text after each idea in the body of your assignment (using APA or Harvard: Author-Date)
or in-text using a footnoting/number-note system (using AGLC3)
In a reference list at the end of your assignment.
When should you reference?
Remember you need to reference or cite whenever you use someone else’s ideas. This could be done by:
Directly quoting part of another’s work
Paraphrasing another’s ideas into your own words
Using parts of videos, sound, images, links or any other information that was created by someone else.
Why should you reference?
Contributing to the body of academic knowledge at Navitas is an important component of your work as a student. Correctly referencing the work of other authors in your assignments:
Allows readers to locate the material you used to support your work
Shows you have read widely
Protects you against plagiarism
Clearly distinguishes your ideas and arguments from others.