Students must respect others' intellectual property and understand what constitutes plagiarism. Where the work of others is used or relied upon, it must be properly acknowledged and authorship attributed in accordance with academic practice and must be referenced using an appropriate referencing convention. The School most commonly uses the Harvard style which should be used unless an alternative style is specified in the course syllabus. Guidance is readily available on Canvas and from the Library. Students are fully responsible for ensuring they are aware of the requirements for referencing and use the appropriate convention for the course.
Plagiarism, collusion and other forms of academic misconduct are not acceptable in any form and students may be subject to disciplinary action, which can result in the failure of the course and Programme.The School reserves the right to use technology to detect and/or follow up on cases of suspected academic misconduct, irrespective of the severity. Academic misconduct is not limited to plagiarism; refer to the Student Disciplinary Policy for further information.
All new students are required to complete the Skills for Study Plagiarism and Referencing course prior to beginning their programme.
The course covers:
There is also the Cite Them Right tutorial, which covers the following:
Cite Them Right have a number of articles with guidance on:
We also recommend students download and review the following guides:
To find how to correctly format citations and references for 250+ resource types use Cite Them Right.
You can search or browse for the resource type, select your referencing style and it will provide you with the properly formatted reference.
What is reference management software?
The purpose of reference management software is to make the deployment of citations and creation of bibliographies/references lists easier for a writer/researcher. Such software will store data about a 'thing' you want to cite or use for referencing/bibliography creation as well as having the ability to store the source itself.
Mastering such software involves an investment of time and is a must for PhD students and researchers. For students writing shorter assignments with shorter references lists, using reference management software is less of a priority but is recommended if you have an interest in reading articles and monographs, compared to 'thought leadership' or textbooks.
Free referencing software
Which software should I choose?
For those already familiar with EndNote, we suggest you stick with it. For those new to reference management software, we recommend Zotero because it is the quicker software to master. Regardless of the reference management software being used, email email@example.com if you have any questions or issues.