Referencing is the process of citing material you have used in your academic writing. There are many different referencing styles. Whitireia/WelTec uses APA Referencing (7th edition) which is the referencing style created by the American Psychological Association.
What is APA Referencing?
APA uses an author-date citation method. There are two parts to a reference.
There are many reasons why you reference:
Plagiarism is when you use someone else's ideas and / or words and claim them as your own. It is a serious offence.
Examples of plagiarism:
Keeping a record
Remember to include these elements when keeping a record of information you have used:
This is reliable information that is widely known by most people. It could be knowledge shared by people in a particular country, academic field etc. What is common knowledge to some is not to others. If you did not know the information before you started your paper or are in doubt, reference it.
What needs to be referenced?
All material you use in your assignment that comes from someone else. This includes:
Whitireia/WelTec Learning Support Guides
Assignment Writing - Covers plagiarism, paraphrasing
Tūāpapa Online Study Hub Modules. To access go to Moodle:
Hill, D. J. (2015). A beginners' guide to plagiarism: What is plagiarism and how can you avoid it? Ako Aotearoa. https://ako.ac.nz/assets/Knowledge-centre/RHPF-c57-A-beginners-guide-to-plagiarism/PRACTICAL-GUIDE-BOOK-A-Beginners-Guide-to-Plagiarism.pdf