Please note: this publication will be updated to a new format in 2017
This Library Guide is an online version of the ECU Referencing Guide and aims to cover commonly asked referencing questions. Examples are grouped by reference type under the tabs for easy access.
Referencing is a formal, systematic way of acknowledging sources that you have used in your assignments or written essays and a way of formatting references so that they can be easily traced. The referencing style used at ECU is the APA style, 6th ed. 2010.
How do I avoid plagiarism?
Following are some tips for avoiding plagiarism. Further information is available from the ECU Plagiarism Academic Tip Sheet
Take careful notes of where you find your information and always acknowledge the work of others, whether it be:
remember to note down the details you will need to cite the information in your assignment. The minimal information to record should include:
Plagiarism Checklist (from ECU Plagiarism Academic Tip Sheet):