You MUST reference if you:

  • quote (use someone else’s exact words),
  • copy (use their figures or tables),
  • paraphrase (use their idea in your own words) or
  • summarise (use a brief account of their ideas) …

Your referencing should make it possible for the reader to find the source of your quote/copy/paraphrase/summary. For example, when a quote is taken from a book the specific page numbe should be included.

Failure to acknowledge your source is plagiarism and is unacceptable.

There are two different methods to reference work, in-text citation or footnotes/endnotes. Please check with your teacher or school librarian and choose one. You should ensure you are consistent throughout. Generally, your referencing should be very similar in format to your bibliography.