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What is Referencing?

Referencing is necessary to ensure you do not plagiarise (copy) someone else's work. You cannot present the work of someone else's as your own.  This applies to the writings, ideas, statistics, images and audio recordings of other people, whether it is published or unpublished. You can avoid plagiarism by citing your sources.

Try these excellent tutorials on how and why to reference:

Harvard Referencing Style

At Lourdes Hill College, the Harvard Referencing style is used. The Harvard Style is an author-date style used for citing and referencing information used.


Turnitin Originality Check 

Turnitin electronically checks student work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against a worldwide text comparison database.

How to use...

Citemaker - Bibliography Creator

Free for Education image resources

Some 'free for education' or open source material for images. Use this list to ensure you are respecting Intellectual Property and Copyright. Note: always double-check the terms before use

Free for Education music resources