Citing and referencing: Home

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

About citing and referencing

Acknowledging your research sources clearly and correctly is an important part of academic integrity and communication. Acknowledgement may be in the form of  in text citations, footnotes, endnotes and/or a bibliography.

Using this guide

This guide will help you correctly cite and reference your work to:

  • Avoid plagiarism and maintain academic integrity
  • Apply the correct citation style
  • Validate your research
  • Help readers locate your sources
  • Situate your work in the discipline

This guide contains a section for the different citation styles used by disciplines taught at Monash. 

Contact your lecturer if you are unsure about which style to use. If you are still unsure, choose a style used by your faculty.

Acknowledging the use of AI sources

Many major citing and referencing styles are yet to publish guidelines on how to cite and reference artificial intelligence technology sources.
LearnHQ has current advice by the University on how to acknowledge the use of generative AI in your work.

Get help

Get help from a librarian when you need support beyond what you can find in this guide. Bookings are available for students, educators, and researchers.