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  What is Referencing?

Referencing is a way of avoiding plagiarism by giving credit to the information that you use. It also supports your ideas by demonstrating that you've used reliable and credible sources.

Any information that you use from other sources (books, videos, websites, articles, etc.) must be referenced, including: 

  • Facts
  • Figures
  • Diagrams
  • Images/photos

Watch the video below for more information on the Harvard style of referencing that is used at The Gordon. 


Referencing Tips

  • Keep track of everything you consult while researching and write down all the details you will need to include in your references as you research
  • Don't copy citations directly from databases or websites - use them as a guide only
  • Ask a Librarian if you're unsure of the details of a resource you've used
  • Leave plenty of time to check your references and make sure you've followed the referencing style accurately

  Referencing Guide


At The Gordon, we refer to the Deakin Harvard Guide to Referencing. Harvard referencing has two components, in-text references and a reference list. In-text references consist of the authors' last name, date of publication and page numbers in brackets within your text. The reference list appears at the end of your text, and includes all the details (title, publisher, volume, etc.) of the resources you've used, listed alphabetically by the authors' last names.  

The mini-referencing guide below shows you how to reference the most commonly used resources. Click on the relevant source type and view the slides to see how to correctly reference the text. 

 Build Your Skills Here

Click on the following images to widen your understand using our Learning Lounge modules. 

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