Why is citing important?
If you refer to other people's work in your writing, you should include correct citations to:
- Avoid committing plagiarism,
- Avoid breaking copyright law, and
- Allow your readers to find and read your sources of information.
Academic Honesty & Plagiarism
University policy and advice on avoiding plagiarism.
Moral Rights and Citing Material
Information on why and how you should cite different types of copyright material.
Choosing a Referencing Style
You should use the referencing style recommended by your lecturer for your assignment. If they have not specified style, we recommend APA 6th, a widely used style.
How to use a Referencing Style
Re:Cite is an interactive library website that shows you how to use these common referencing styles:
Reference Management Software
If you are writing a longer assignment or thesis, you should consider using a reference management software application.
A library guide to reference management software applications, and how to choose one.
The library supports EndNote, and University of Melbourne staff and students can download it for free.
A web-based application that University of Melbourne staff and students can access through the library for free.