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  • Blog: On-line journals, scrapbooks or diaries, usually maintained as personal sites by individuals
  • Citation: The noting of the source of information used next to its position within your assignment 
  • Electronic journals: Research journals and periodicals available on-line
  • MP3: A common file type for digital storage of audio information
  • Plagiarism: The inclusion of other’s work without appropriate reference, or an attempt to pass it off as your own work
  • Podcasts: An excerpt of audio programming available for download to a suitable digital player
  • Reference: The formal referral to the work of others within your own assignment
  • Reference list: A list of references used in your assignment in a form that allows the reader to locate those source


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Referencing using modified Harvard Introduction to the modified Harvard style of literature referencing, incorporating an interactive referencing tool for students.

What is referencing - Print summary

Whenever you refer to information from another source in your work, be that factual information, a quote, someone else’s views or theories, you must acknowledge where the information came from. This acknowledgement is a reference.

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource you will be able to:

  • Understand what a reference is
  • Understand why you should use referencing
  • List the of the sort of materials that can be referenced.

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource you will be able to:

  • Understand what a reference is
  • Understand why you should use referencing
  • List the of the sort of materials that can be referenced.

This resource was developed by:

Richard Windle, Liz Hilton

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