Library Basics Week 6: Make sure you reference correctly
You probably know by now that proper referencing is important – but do you know why?
When done right, referencing:
- gives credit to others when you use their work
- allows your readers to follow your references and read up more on the topic
- shows the person who is marking your assignment how widely you have read
- is an indication of the quality of your sources.
To make sure you’re referencing correctly, first check your unit guide for the preferred referencing style for your unit. Once you have this, look at Deakin’s online reference guide for examples on how to reference different types of sources (e.g. book chapters, journal articles, government reports found on websites, etc.)
The library also has specific referencing guides for the following study areas:
If you need to create an extensive library of sources for a bigger assignment or thesis, you might like to try using EndNote – check out the library’s EndNote guide to learn more.
Study Support also offers one-on-one appointments with Language and Learning advisors – they can help you with getting your referencing right!
Other Library Basics blogs
Are you in your first trimester at Deakin or returning to study after a break? We’ve got you covered. Each week, we’re sharing a library tip, tool or service we think you should know about. The library is key to your success at uni – make the most of everything we have to offer by following our Library Basics!
- Week 1: Explore your online library
- Week 2: Finding information
- Week 3: Searching effectively
- Week 4: Choosing the right resources
- Week 5: Finding peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles