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Help with Referencing

When preparing your assignment you need to acknowledge all the materials you draw upon, quote, paraphrase or mention.

Referencing is a standardised way to acknowledge all the ideas and concepts you have used and allow readers to trace and verify your sources.

You should check your unit outline or consult with academic convenors for the style required by your department. You may be penalised for not conforming to your course's requirements.

Common styles used in the Department of Anthropology are Harvard and Chicago Author-Date. Click on the link below to learn more;

Licensing and Creative Commons

When you are adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation, it is important to make sure that you are not violating anyone's copyright. There are two ways to do this:

  • find public domain content for your presentations. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner. However, it is advisable to provide attribution for the work, or keep a record of the attribution of the work, so that you or other interested parties can find it later.
  • use Creative Commons (CC) licenced content, as long as you ensure that you correctly attribute the content to it's creator and meet the terms of the licence under which the media is offered. CC licences allow the creator of the work to select how they want others to use the work. When a creator releases their work under a CC licence, members of the public know what they can and can’t do with the work. This means that they only need to seek the creator’s permission when they want to use the work in a way not permitted by the licence.

Here are some Creative Commons sites:

Bibliographic Referencing Software

Keeping your references well organised can be tricky but there are tools to help you stay on top of it all. EndNote and Mendeley are two products that the Library can help you access and use. Click on the link below to learn more;

Academic Integrity

What is academic integrity and why is it so important? How can you make sure you are practising academic honesty? The Academic Integrity for Students iLearn unit will teach you about this important aspect of university. Click on the link below and self-enrol in this community unit.

For more information regarding academic integrity and Turnitin, follow the links below;