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Welcome to the Referencing guide

This guide provides links to websites and electronic resources that help you learn how to reference your assignments correctly.

Different referencing styles cater for the specific requirements of different disciplines.This guide includes the styles most commonly used at Macquarie University.

Use the tabs along the top to navigate to the page that covers the referencing style you require and scroll down each page to get the full content.

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Information ethics

Using the works or ideas of another person, whether intentionally or not, and presenting them as your own without clear acknowledgement of the source is called Plagiarism.

Macquarie University promotes awareness of information ethics. To enable a consistent, equitable and transparent approach to Academic honesty amongst staff and students, MQ has compiled the Academic Honesty Policy.

The University tackles the issue of Academic honesty through use of an online Anti-plagiarism Software (Turnitin).

Penalties will apply if work is proven to have breached the Academic Honesty Policy.


Learning Skills

MQ Learning Skills offers a wide range of services including workshops for all students and staff to enhance academic skills development and performance.


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