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Politics Guide: Referencing

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Referencing for Political Science

Referencing and academic integrity

The InfoSkills Toolkit has a useful module you can work through. It explains referencing, academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism.

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Why reference?

Any academic assignment or research requires references to acknowedge the authors of research, opinions, and ideas you have used in your assessment item.

This avoids plagiarism, a serious offence in the academic world.

If you don't reference anything, it is assumed that you are claiming all the ideas and opinions in your assessment item are your own.

How to read citations

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country