Guide to Plagiarism, Research and Referencing


It is important that students have the ability to research, reference where appropriate, and recognise and avoid the use of plagiarism. Following the procedures in this guide will ensure that your studies are enriched by wide-ranging research that complements your knowledge and allows you to develop your own understanding and individual opinions.

This guide will take you through the basics of plagiarism, research and referencing. Further, it will show you how to identify a credible source, correctly reference it and create a bibliography following the Harvard reference system.

Written by Georgia Steven.

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Examples of referencing using Harvard style