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It is important that you acknowledge all the sources you use in your writing so that you:

  • show your assessor how widely you have read
  • provide evidence to support and strengthen your arguments and statements
  • demonstrate academic integrity
  • enable the reader to locate the sources referred to in your paper
  • credit the original author(s) for their work.

Deakin Harvard is the referencing style for most Business assignments. if unclear, please check with your lecturer.


Here are some other great referencing resources:

  • Deakin Guide to Referencing includes general requirements as well as information on all the major referencing styles
  • For referencing and academic writing, it is best to contact Academic Skills.
  • You can make an appointment to discuss referencing questions with the Study Support team

Video:  How many references do I need?  (4:23)

This short video provides some answers to a commonly asked question