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Academic writing resources

Referencing is an integral part of academic writing, and involves giving recognition to the source of anyone else's ideas that you have used or quoted in your essay or assignment. Some simple tips for referencing successfully are: 

  1. Acknowledge direct quotations, facts, and figures, as well as the ideas and theories that you use.
  2. Check with your lecturer for the preferred referencing style used by your school.
  3. Whichever referencing or citation style you prefer, be consistent throughout your assignment.

Commonly used referencing styles include MLA, Chicago, and Harvard. The ANU does not adhere to a standard referencing style, so you should check with your lecturers to ensure that you submit your work using the correct style. For help with referencing and academic writing, why not email the Academic Skills and Learning Centre. The ANU has policies and procedures on academic honesty and how to avoid plagiarism - for which there can be serious consequences.

The following style guides, and others, can all be found in the Chifley Library:

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