Check with your unit coordinator or supervisor which style you're required to use.
While Writing did you...
✔ Write your assignment by yourself? (Help at WriteSmart is allowed!)
✔ Use your own voice and your own ideas?
✔ Insert an in-text reference every time you've supported your statements with other people's work?
✔ Use the referencing style required by your School/Discipline?
✔ Apply the style consistently to every citation and reference?
✔ Always put quotes in quotation marks and reference them correctly?
✔ (If the style requires a reference list) Check every in-text citation is in the reference list?
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Congratulations! If you've ticked these off, that means you're working on your assignment in the right way and preventing plagiarism
See StudySmarter's tips and Survival Guides on avoiding plagiarism for more info.
If using a style with Footnotes you will need to use the "Insert Footnote" feature within the 'Reference' tab in MS Word.
If you are using Endnote referencing software you can work between the 'Reference' tab and the the 'Endnote' tab in MS word to automate the creation of your superscript numbering, footnotes and reference listing.
View this document for some quick help tips.
Referencing styles are rules for how to write out references; what information to include and the order to write it in.
Some important rules in styles are:
Referencing styles contain many more rules, about every detail of references. When using a style you must apply it correctly and consistently - every period, comma and space matters.
We use referencing styles to help readers. Because referencing styles tell you to write books/journal articles/websites slightly differently, a reader can see what kind of source each reference is. Because the parts of the reference (author, title, year etc) are written in a specific order, readers know, for example, which part is the article title, or the journal title.
The UWA Library has created guides for the most commonly used styles at UWA.
Guides to the main styles used at UWA: