This guide shows you how to reference at ACU.
It contains lots of examples of references and how to use them in your assignments.
You can further develop your understanding of referencing, academic integrity and academic writing by:
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Every source of information or idea that is not your own must be acknowledged in your writing. Referencing or citing the information is a way to acknowledge the original authors of the sources you have used.
|Are you using someone else's ideas, theories, or images?||Yes||Cite it|
|Are you quoting an author's words directly?||Yes||Place double quotation marks (") around the text and cite it|
|Are you paraphrasing or putting an idea into your own words?||Yes||Cite it|
|Are you using information that is considered common knowledge? (e.g. Canberra is the capital of Australia or the sun sets in the west)||Yes||No need to cite it|
For more information on referencing at ACU, consult the Referencing Styles module in LEO prepared by Academics Skills Unit.
For commonly asked questions about Academic Referencing, go to the Academic Skills Unit page: Referencing FAQ.