There is a great deal of emphasis on accurate referencing in written work for university students, and those writing for professional purposes, but little information on the 'when', the 'why', as well as the 'how' of referencing. This book fills that gap, giving clear guidelines on how to correctly cite from external sources, what constitutes plagiarism and how it can be avoided.
A unique feature of the book is the comparisons it makes between different referencing styles - such as Harvard, APA, MLA and Numerical referencing styles - which are shown side-by-side. This provides a useful guide for students as they progress through higher education, and particularly for those on combined studies courses - who may be expected to use two, and sometimes three, different referencing styles.
Other special features in the book include: Essays demonstrating referencing in action, Exercises on when to reference, and on what is, and what is not, plagiarism, A 'Frequently Asked Questions' section on the referencing issues most often puzzle people, A detailed guide to referencing electronic sources, and advice on how to choose reliable Internet sites. The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism is essential reading for all students and professionals who need to use referencing to accurately reflect the work of others and avoid plagiarism.
About the Author:
Colin Neville works at the University of Bradford
About the Author
and learning support adviser in further and higher education for 20 years. He is
the Learning Area Coordinator for the referencing learning area with 'LearnHigher'
(CETL project). Colin is also the author of How to Improve your Assignment Results
and is co-authoring The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook.
Table of Contents
Why reference? 7
What, when and how to reference 13
Referencing styles 42
Harvard style of referencing 49
American Psychological Association (APA) and Modern Languages Association (MLA) referencing styles 69
Numerical referencing styles 76
Frequently asked questions 86
Referencing in action: example references 101
Answers to the quiz on understanding when to reference 170
Plagiarism quiz answers 171
Exercise: Is it plagiarism? 172
How can theories of managing change be applied in life planning? 174
Recommended reading 181