step 4: Using Information

When you use information within your own work you need to make sure that you are using it ethically.


Introduction to referencing and plagiarism - learn why is referencing so important and how can you avoid plagiarism.


For a summary of referencing take a look at the sections below:

When using information in your work you should include citations and references to the original material that you have used. This means that you recognise the original creators and helps you to avoid plagarism. It will also demonstrate to your tutors the depth and breadth of your research.

There are a wide range of referencing styles.

  • Students should see their tutor for more information.
  • Authors should check with the publication that they are submitting to.

See our page on Authorship for more information about referencing tools.