It is important that you understand how citations and references are used in academic writings.
The library has produced an online guide to citing and referencing which includes examples of different types of references and styles.
When presenting ideas developed from researching and analysing existing knowledge you must acknowledge the sources of that knowledge so that:
References are required whenever you cite words, information or ideas which are not your own. This includes:
You are not required to reference common knowledge.
For detailed information on how to cite different types of sources and different referencing styles, go to the library guide to citing and referencing