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Referencing: systems and styles

Learn the difference between referencing systems and styles

dialogue windows

Using in-text citations effectively

Learn how in-text citations can do more than acknowledge a source.

Using Turnitin to develop referencing

Using the Turnitin and academic writing:practice space can help you to check if you referenced your sources.


Acceptable use of AI

Find out about when you need to cite AI in your assignment.

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