Writing for research or study means placing our own ideas in the context and knowledges of the discipline. We do this by reading, viewing or listening to the work of other researchers and experts in an area.
Citation is a key tool in crediting and acknowledging when we use ideas and information from other people.
Citation has established formulas called referencing styles that we need to use. There are multiple styles but they all communicate enough information for readers or reviewers of a work to find the material cited, to follow up and evaluate the original information themselves.
This guide provides you with the "how to" and tools needed for referencing correctly.
Whether you are using a conference paper, an article, case studies or any other type of source, it must be acknowledged and referenced.
Why do you need to reference? Click on the flipcards to learn more:
Study Skills have a comprehensive Deakin Guide to Referencing which covers all the main referencing styles used in Deakin. Just select the referencing style you need for your current assessment or task.
You can book an appointment with Study Support if you struggle with any aspect of referencing. They are experts and ready to meet with you over the phone or via Zoom.
Just as we talk about in this guide, referencing or attributing content is a core part of both academic integrity and of being a digital citizen more broadly. This guide created by Deakin Library with content or direction from Deakin Language and Learning Advisers (Study Support).