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Why do we reference? Interactive version

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Why cite and reference?

  • To support and argument, to make a claim or to provide evidence
  • To avoid losing marks
  • To show the breadth and depth of your reading
  • To avoid plagiarism
  • To allow others to locate the sources you have used and so evaluate your interpretations
  • To acknowledge others' ideas or work


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