Referencing and copyright
Every student should be aware of the importance of referencing and copyright when doing their research. An awareness of each of these is crucial to producing good quality academic work.
Plagiarism (using someone else’s work but giving the impression that it is your own) can easily be avoided by learning how to reference correctly. Referencing allows you to indicate in your work where you have used other sources, using a recognised referencing style for your subject and is often included in assessment criteria.
Referencing links directly to Copyright, which gives moral and economic rights to the creators of works. By referencing correctly you are acknowledging these legal and moral rights.
More detailed information can be found below.