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REFERENCING ACADEMIC SKILLS CARNIVAL 2014. KEY POINTS 1.WHY? Referencing acknowledges the work of others and avoids plagiarism 2.WHAT? Source information.

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1 REFERENCING ACADEMIC SKILLS CARNIVAL 2014

2 KEY POINTS 1.WHY? Referencing acknowledges the work of others and avoids plagiarism 2.WHAT? Source information about original material 3.WHEN? Now! …part of the research process from the beginning 4.HOW? Use the correct style consistently Tools, strategies and resources to help: REFWORKS/ENDNOTE IS YOUR FRIEND

3 WHY REFERENCE? ACADEMIC HONESTY Avoid plagiarism MORAL RIGHTS Avoid breaking copyright law Referencing allows the reader to verify quotations. Referencing enables the reader to follow-up and read more fully the cited author's arguments.

4 DEFINITION the act of presenting another’s work or ideas as your own. synonyms: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing, poaching, appropriation It can be DELIBERATE or ACCIDENTAL How to avoid plagiarising:  Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas  Record complete citation information for each item  Use quotation marks

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6 WHAT TO REFERENCE X ✓ Your own independent material. Common knowledge (e.g. standard information, folk literature, common sense observations ). Someone else’s independent material. Facts or ideas from signed or copyrighted sources, (e.g. book, letter, magazine, newspaper, film, speech, interview, television program, or internet based material). Table or diagram created by another writer.

7 EXAMPLES Print Conley, TG and Galenson, DW 1998, 'Nativity and wealth in mid-nineteenth century cities', Journal of Economic History, vol. 58, no. 2, pp Website ‘Oil producers surpluses: recycling the petrodollars’ 2005, Economist, 5 November, Economist Newspaper Ltd, viewed 14 November 2009,. Electronic database ‘Fast food and strong currencies’ 2005, Economist; Vol. 375 Issue 8430, 6 November, p , EBSCOhost, MasterFILE Elite, viewed 14 November 2009,.

8 START NOW! STRATEGIES ONLINE: Favourites, Bookmarks, Diigo WORD.doc – use a template to capture important details REFERENCE PROGRAM: EndNote, RefWorks CARD SYSTEM: Create a card system. Look at the Library Referencing Guide under Examples for what to record. PHOTOCOPY: Photocopy the title page and the back of the Title page (where the publication details are) whenever you photocopy information.

9 REFERENCING CORRECTLY SYSTEMS  In-text  Footnote/Endnote  Citation order aka numbered STYLES  Check faculty/department site or ask your lecturer.  If in doubt, APA 6 th is widely used. Be consistent! Ormond College LibraryOrmond College Library > Learning > Academic Skills > Referencing and PlagiarismLearningAcademic Skills

10 UNIMELB CATALOGUE

11 REFERENCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS Endnote and Refworks  Save, store, manage and share your references  Add manually or import from databases  Insert into Word Documents Choosing a program  Consider: compatibility, remote/online access, sharing  Is one more commonly used in your subject area? Caution: May not create a perfect bibliography – check for errors, typos, incomplete data import You still need to be familiar with the referencing style to be used. See our citation guides and other resources…

12 EXTRA HELP UniMelb Library EndNote Drop In Class:Wednesday, 16 Apr :00pm-2:00pm (more dates available(more dates available) Ormond College Library > LearningLearning > Academic SkillsAcademic Skills > Referencing and PlagiarismReferencing and Plagiarism

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