Different information sources (such as books, journal articles and web pages) require slightly different information to be referenced (also refered to as cited).
You give credit to the original authors you've used by providing your sources.
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By referencing your sources you:
You may hear both terms used and they may seem to be interchangeable. The differences are as follows:
We reference any quoted text
When paraphrasing a source or using someone else's idea in your writing, an in-text citation is required.
The in-text citation serves two purposes:
Referencing basics: How do you do it? from the University of Ballarat highlights common elements found in all referencing styles.