Check with your unit coordinator or supervisor which style you're required to use.
If you are using a referencing style with Footnotes - such as Chicago - 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:
While Writing did you...
✔ Write your assignment by yourself, NOT using another student's assignment, or getting someone else to do a lot of editing? (Help from StudySmarter at WriteSmart is allowed!)
✔ Use your own voice and include your own ideas?
✔ Insert a correctly formatted reference every time you've supported your statements with other people's ideas?
✔ Always put quotes in quotation marks and reference them correctly?
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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.