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* Toolbox Information literacy skills: Search, Find and Evaluate Sources: Referencing sources

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Why is it important to reference sources of information?

  • You give authors credit for their work
  • You show that you haven't made information up
  • You show that you are using reliable information
  • You show the connection between your work and the work of others
  • Using multiple sources of information shows that you have studied the subject in depth
  • You make your work verifiable for others
  • You point readers to different publications on the topic that may be of interest to them
  • You avoid committing plagiarism

How should you refer to sources of information?
Depending on your field and/or study, you use one of the following ways to refer to the source of information:

Guide for legal authors
On this page under Test yourself, you will find quick guides, checklists, tests, and reference software on how to manage your references.


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Victoria University Library. (2017, June 9). IEEE referencing: The Basics [Video].Vimeo.


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