Translation and Interpreting Studies: Assignment writing, referencing, endnote

Selected resources for students of translating and interpreting studies

Managing citations and references

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.

Help with Assignment Writing

Online help

Other help

  • Learning Skills Advisers in the library provides workshops and advice on a range of academic skills including writing, oral presentations, taking lecture notes and many others.
  • Ask at the information point at the library for help with locating resources for your assignment
  • Library class booking system : search for and book into library workshops on finding and using library resources


EndNote is commercial software. It is for managing citations and associated files for Monash University students and staff.

Avoiding plagiarism

When presenting ideas developed from researching and analysing existing knowledge you must acknowledge the sources of that knowledge so that:

  • the readers of your work can find the original sources
  • the authors of the original sources are given credit for their work
  • your research for the work is evident
  • your work has credibility

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

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

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