When writing an essay, report, dissertation or other piece of academic work the key to referencing is organisation, keep notes of the books and journal articles you have read, the websites you have visited as part of your research process there are various tools to help, your university may be able to provide you with some. Feb 5, 2017 4 be thorough referencing is essential for all higher-level academic work because it allows an interested reader to trace the origin of ideas and relevant external material incomplete information is an obstacle to this kind of research, so a thorough and meticulous approach is absolutely essential. Referencing and assignment writing: sample reference list hatch, ja 2002, doing qualitative research in education settings, state university of new york , albany kneller macfarlane, i 2002, 'aboriginal society in north west tasmania: dispossession and genocide', phd thesis, university of tasmania. Citing and referencing plato (plagiarism teaching online) is an interactive tool with tutorials and advice on citing and referencing and how to avoid plagiarism as part of our study skills services we provide help with essay structure, dissertation preparation and time management to request a study advisor please visit. Referencing is a system that allows you to acknowledge the contributions and work of others in your writing by citing your sources a feature of academic writing is that it contains references to the words, information and ideas of others all academic essays must contain references referencing guards against plagiarism,. You must also provide a reference to show where the words came from, to help the reader find the source if you are using your own words to describe someone else's ideas, you still need to give a reference to their work in this example from a student's essay, look at how the two quotes are presented differently.
Using references referencing (or citing) is acknowledging the sources of information that you have used in your written work at university (for example, in an essay or a report, or in your thesis) citing a reference acknowledges the work of the author you have consulted and enables others to locate the item. Creating bibliographies it is important to record the details of the information you find, so that you have all the details needed to compile a bibliography or list of references for your essay when recording these details for your reference list, be systematic: for a simple solution, you could write your references on index cards. The university of exeter regrets that it has taken the decision to pause the delivery of our continuing education short courses programme to date these courses have been very successful, last year nearly 1,000 people took courses ranging from archaeology through egyptian studies to digital photography – so we.
Referencing essays in modern history writing a history essay is not just about writing a narrative, biography or chronology of an event, person or period of time: it requires the construction of an argument in answer to the question posed during research for your essay you will find that the. The sociology department university of essex referencing & essay presentation departmental style guide a guide to some key aspects of your written work and its presentation.
Referencing and citing what is referencing you will refer to a range of different types of material including books, journal articles, images and web resources in your academic work when you use the information that you have read in another source, you must create a citation to the source in the text of your document. Referencing your work will not only improve your essay grades but prepare you for whatever career you end up in showing that your opinions are founded upon relevant research and reading will gain you credibility it is far more difficult to dismiss someone's opinion if it is shown to be built on sound research and. You can use refworks, the university of stirling supported referencing software, to help you create bibliographies and with write-n-cite a refworks tool, insert there are a variety of accepted systems for bibliographies and you can check these by consulting books about writing essays and theses in the education section.