Including sources in your work.
When you use the work of someone else in your work it is commonly known as citing and you must acknowledge the origin of the information.
Inclusion can be by direct quotation, paraphrase or summary and each time the details of the author or editor and the year it was published must be given.
There are three different ways that source information can be presented in a sentence.
1. Include the author(s) surname and date of publication in brackets at the end of a sentence - for example:
|Students entering higher education often lack the writing, reading and research skills necessary to complete assessment tasks. These skills need to be developed over time (Veit and Gould, 2010).|
2. Include the authors surname(s) in the body of the sentence, followed by the date of publication in brackets - for example:
|Veit and Gould (2010) suggest that students entering higher education often lack the writing, reading and research skills necessary to complete assessment tasks. These skills need to be developed over time.|
3. If you quote the exact words of the author, always remember to include a page number (if available), and place single quotation marks around the quote - for example:
|Veit and Gould (2010, p. 158) emphasise the importance of ‘using your own words and your own style’ when paraphrasing.|
It is extremely important to 'use your own words and your own style' when paraphrasing (Veit and Goud, 2010, p.8).
If there is no page available, write "no pagination" after the date of publication. For example:
|Veit and Gould (2010, no pagination) emphasise the importance of ‘using your own words and your own style’ when paraphrasing.|
Using secondary sources
You may find that you have used a quote attributed to an author within a book or journal article written by another author (this would be similar to someone using a quoted citation from your work.)
In this instance you need to reflect both the person accredited with the quote and where it is taken from, along with the page it is located.
So, if a Sherrington quote appears in a book written by Clark and Lonsdale you would acknowledge it : (Sherrington, 2001 cited in Clark and Lonsdale, 2012, p. 89) within your work. In your reference list you only include the material you have used so this would be the book by Clark and Lonsdale.
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