What is in text referencing?
- Within the text of your assignment you must acknowledge the author/authoring body or the title of the information source, the date it was published and the page numbers (if known) you are using.
Why do you need to reference?
- Referencing is used to acknowledge that an idea, image (or the exact words) used within a piece of writing (or non-written text) is that of another person.
- Referencing shows respect for other people’s intellectual rights and avoids plagiarism.
- In-text referencing is used to support the information you use in your assignments.
What are the two types of in-text references?
- You can either use the author's direct words (direct quote) written within quotation marks OR a summary of their ideas (indirect quote).
What is included in a in-text reference?
- For either a quote or a indirect quote you use the author's surname or authoring body or title of the information source, date and page number (from where you have obtained the quote or the idea if you can) in round brackets. For example (Smith 2016) or (Smith 2016, pg. 5). Notice there isn't a comma between the name and the date and if there is a page number, follow the date by a comma pg. number and close the round bracket followed by a full stop.
What is a reference list?
- A reference list includes the quotes and indirect quotes you have used in your assignment and is created on a separate sheet and attached to your assignment.
- Use the Online Referencing Generator to generate your references which are put into alphabetical order under the title Reference List.
Use the word document below In text reference table to organise and keep track of your in text references.