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Plagiarism: Introduction

Welcome to the plagiarism and referencing guide

This guide will explain what plagiarism is. It will also help you avoid plagiarism by giving you some tips on note-taking and presenting your work e.g. by showing you how to paraphrase. Always remember that good referencing and citation will help you avoid plagiarism. Check out your subject guide or faculty handbook for specific advice on referencing

You might want to consider using reference management software to help you with your referencing. There are several options available including Endnote, Endnote web, Mendeley, Zotero and others.


Williams, K. & Carroll, J. (2009) Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism. (Pocket Study Skills) Palgrave Macmillan

Williams, K. (2014) Getting Critical. 2nd ed. (Pocket Study Skills) Palgrave Macmillan

Pears, R. & Shields, G. (2013) Cite them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide. 9th ed. (Pocket Study Skills) Palgrave Macmillan