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Art, Photography and Design Subject Guide

An Academic Librarian guide for students

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of taking another person’s work and passing it off as your own, which amounts to theft. This includes information from web pages, books, songs, television shows, interviews, articles, artworks or any other medium. Whenever you paraphrase, summarise, or take words, phrases, or sentences from another person’s work, it is necessary to indicate the source of the information within your work and in a bibliography at the end. This is called referencing

Photography and Design programmes at the University of Northampton use the the Harvard System for referencing. Art programmes use the Running Notes System.  If you need any help with your referencing, you can contact an Academic Librarian or a Learning Development tutor for advice.

There is a video, created by Bainbridge College,  should help you to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Referencing

Art, Design and Photography programmes at the University of Northampton use more than one referencing style. Fine Art and Painting & Drawing use Running Notes. Photography and Design programmes use Harvard Referencing. Below you will find links to the University of Northampton Harvard referencing guides.

If you need any help with your referencing, you can contact an Academic Librarian or a Learning Development tutor for advice.