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26100 Integrating Business Perspectives (IBP): Referencing

In this guide:

Referencing is used in academic writing for two reasons:

  • to acknowlege that ideas and information is being taken from elsewhere (eg a book or website)
  • to provide enough information for somebody else to find the source used (eg your marker or classmate)

To see some examples of references have a look at this sample essay. The comments give hints about various aspects of essay writing, including referencing.

We have a youtube playlist about referencing which are also used in our HeadsUp tutorial on referencing.

Finally, if you have questions like 'how do I reference a tweet, or a youtube video or something a lecturer says in class?' have a look at the Referencing Guide.