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Information Research Skills Tutorials: 3A Getting started (the basics)


3A. The Basics

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Why referencing is important
What and when to reference
Elements of a reference
In-text citations and reference lists

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise what a reference is and why referencing is important
  • Identify when you need to reference
  • Differentiate between in-text citations and reference lists
  • Outline the basic elements that make up a reference