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FADA - Graphic Design: Referencing

This guide will help you find articles, books and other online resources about Graphic Design

What is Referencing?

It is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your learning.

Two reasons for referencing:

· To let the reader know whose ideas you are using

· To enable your reader to check your information

How to reference a Book:


The impulse for utopia often springs from history (Knight 1997:13).


Knight, D. 1997. Barthes and utopia: space, travel, writing. Oxford: Clarendon. 


FADA Referencing Guide

What is Plagiarism?

According to the UJ Plagiarism Policy (2013:06) “Plagiarism is the act of representing the ideas, writings, works or inventions of others as the fruits of one’s own original intellectual endeavors without adequately acknowledging the author or source”.  Plagiarism is a serious offence and you should familiarise yourself with the University of Johannesburg and FADA’s plagiarism policies and procedures. If you are unsure whether you are committing plagiarism, consult a lecturer before handing in your assignment.