You will be referencing many different types of sources for your assignments. You need to be able to identify these sources and reference them appropriately according to the referencing style for your school, faculty or discipline.
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What source information is needed for referencing?
Important information you will need for your references includes:
- Titles (of books, articles, journals, or chapters)
- Dates of publication
If you discover you have forgotten to record something here are some hints:
- For a book: search the Catalogue
- For a journal article: try Google Scholar
- For web pages: try Google
When should you note down source information?
It is important to note down the necessary components you need to reference a particular source when you are gathering your information sources. At this time, make sure you identify what type of information source you are using (e.g., book, journal article) so that you can reference it accurately.