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Managing your references
Referencing is an important part of academic writing and involves giving recognition to the source of anyone else's ideas that you have used or quoted in your essay or assignment. Some simple tips for referencing accurately are:
- Acknowledge direct quotations, facts, and figures, as well as the ideas and theories that you use.
- Check with your lecturer for the preferred referencing style used by your school.
- Whichever referencing or citation style you prefer, be consistent throughout your assignment.
Commonly used referencing styles include Harvard and APA. Generally APA is used for Psychology students but do check with your lecturer as Harvard is generally used throughout the college.