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Referencing Guide

When researching for an assignment, it is important to acknowledge the book, website or any other source of information. This is known as "citing" or "referencing". If you reference your work correctly, people reading it can discover more by following your reference. By acknowledging your ideas, you can save yourself from plagiarism, which is a serious issue in academic writing.

The Harvard Referencing System

There are many different ways to write references but at J J Cahill MHS we follow the Harvard Referencing system. The following link from UNSW's referencing page is a great guide to get you started.

Harvard Referencing - The 'In-text' System

Reference List

At the end of each submitted assignment you need to include a reference list. All in-text citations should be listed in the reference list at the end of your document in alphabetical order.

The University of New South Wales 2019, accessed 15 May 2020, 




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