When writing a report, essay or other academic text, it is important that you refer and reference the sources you use. All sources, books, articles, information on the web or otherwise, must be acknowledged both in your text and in a reference list. Using someone else's text, ideas or thoughts without specifying the source is not allowed.
Another purpose of a reference list is to enable the reader to locate and verify the sources you have used. It is therefore important that you provide full and accurate information for each source you have cited.
Referencing (Film 32:15)
How to integrate source material into your writing
Luke Bailey, lecturer in English, Karlstad University
- References according to Harvard, University of Borås
- APA 7 blog, with examples (APA)
- References according to APA (7th Edition), University of Waikato
Other Referencing and Citing guides
- MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)