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Library Tutorials: Plagiarism & Referencing


This section is about giving credit to get credit.  This means that you must give credit when using other people's work.

When producing assignments, you must be able to say where you found your facts and only use authoritative sources. Your information must be credible so your lecturer will need to see the source to validate your statement or conclusion.  This information is presented in a predefined style to ensure consistency and to make it easy to read. This style is called a Referencing or Citation Style.  

You must use the style recommended by your department/school.

Below is a list of the most commonly used styles with guides on their use.

Sources covered include: Artwork; Blog; Book/ebook; Broadcast; Conference Proceedings; Court Case; Dissertation/Thesis; DVD/Video/Film; Email; Government Publication; Journal; Music Recording; Newspaper; Images; Patent; Podcast; Presentation/lecture; Press Release; Report; Software; Website.

Plagiarism & Referencing

Plagiarism is "the unacknowledged use of the words or ideas of others" (French Dept., UCC).

Students must develop referencing skills to avoid Plagiarism.  You must acknowledge work done by others if you're using it, cite the work correctly and include it in a bibliography.  

Note: Works include music, lectures, notes from other students, and material "freely available" on the web.

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