What is referencing and why do I need to do it?

Referencing is a crucial part of academic writing. Referencing demonstrates your academic development and establishes authority, allowing you to support claims in your discussion.  It is very important to learn how to reference in order to avoid plagiarism.

There are two parts to referencing:

The main referencing styles used at Abertay are:

Help with referencing

We can help you get to grips with referencing through online support, classes and drop-ins.