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Research: Referencing

UQ Guide to APA 7

University of Queensland - Guide to APA 7

University of Queensland - Plagiarism - this website outlines what plagiarism is, what you need to acknowledge, direct quotes and paraphrasing, plus images and Creative Commons.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Kate Hart has created a graphic guide to citing and referencing sources, which provides a guide to when and how you should acknowledge the work of others in your research tasks.

Why Reference?

Why is it important to reference other people's work?

  • To acknowledge the author of the idea or thought
  • To indicate to the reader your source of information
  • To add value to your own work by including knowledge that has come from an expert
  • To add value to your work by including facts and figures that have been checked

What should be referenced?

  • Direct quotations
  • Information, including facts and figures, that has been paraphrased
  • Ideas that have been adapted from another person's original idea

You do NOT have to acknowledge accepted beliefs or general knowledge eg World War II began in 1939, or Bradman was a great Australian batsman.

Annotated Bibliographies

Plagiarism detector


Grammarly Best Plagiarism Detector and Proof-Reader

Edit your writing for plagiarism and correct grammar.

MyBib Referencing Generator

Manage your bibliography using "MyBib" - Referencing - LibGuides at  Melbourne High School

MyBib is an online referencing generator to help you with in text references and your List of References.


  • Sign up for an account so that it will store the references for your assignment. Add it to your bookmark bar to find it quickly.
  • Install the Chrome extension to make your referencing even faster.
  • Make sure everything in your Reference List has a corresponding In-Text citation in the body of your essay.

Zotero - Online Referencing Tool

Zotero can be set to the same Harvard AGPS (Australia) style that CiteAce uses, called 'Melbourne Polytechnic - Harvard'. Please read the instructions carefully.

Any issues - see your Library Staff