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Health Sciences - Biomedical Sciences: Referencing and Citation

Endnote 21 for Referencing

What is Referencing

REFERENCING is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your reading, learning and comprehension by using relevant and up to date sources.

Primary sources refer to material the author has written, like all the works written by Shakespeare.

Secondary sources are written as interpretations, criticism, research, etc. about a subject or an author. An interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedies will be categorised as secondary material on his tragedies. The tragedies themselves will be the primary sources (Source).

Citation

CITATION is recognising resources in-text to support an argument/conclusion.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

PLAGIARISM IS AN ACT OF FRAUD.

It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

To avoid Plagiarism you need to learn how to acknowledge the resources (books , articles, etc) in your research project/asssignment.

Plagiarism Game

Plagiarism Game

Why should I Reference

To give recognition to the original author of the text, opinion, idea, fact, image, etc.

To enable your reader to check your information

Sources confirm the completeness of the research

Quotations and references lend authority to the argument, view, etc.

The source list can be consulted by the reader to verify information in the text

The sources can be used by the reader as additional sources to a topic.   

Website: Harvard Referencing Guide

Video: Harvard Referencing Guide

Harvard Referencing Slides