Bioethics: Citing and referencing

Resources for students of bioethics

Why and when to use referencing

At university, you are required to use references to support your views in assignments and to acknowledge the sources from which you draw your information.

References are required whenever you cite words, information or ideas which are not your own. This includes:

  • direct quotations
  • theories, concepts or ideas
  • definitions (e.g. art movements or techniques)
  • images or artworks you use or refer to in your assignment.

You are not required to reference common knowledge.

What style to use?

The Library's guide to Citing and Referencing may assist in promoting consistency in your chosen style.


Free software for managing citations and associated files for Monash University students and staff. It integrates with common word processors. Windows and Mac versions available