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What is Referencing?

Learn about the importance of referencing and essential referencing techniques in this short video (3.26 min) from the RMIT Study & Learning Centre.

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Referencing Guides & Tools

Information about the various referencing styles is available at RMIT Library's Referencing Guides page.

Easy Cite is an interactive referencing tool that lets you look up referencing tips and examples in a selection of styles used at RMIT.

NOTE: Even if using software such as EndNote, which generates referencing styles automatically, you do still need to check that no errors have occurred. EndNote will generate the correct reference only if the Endnote record has been set up correctly.

More Information: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic Integrity is about honest presentation of your academic work. It means acknowledging the work of others while developing your own insights, knowledge and ideas. RMIT University has set policies and guidelines surrounding assessment practices and plagiarism guidelines which apply to all RMIT University students.

When you submit your assignments, you are required to acknowledge where you obtained the information you have used by referencing your sources. 

There are many referencing styles. Make sure that you know which referencing style your School or lecturer or teacher wants you to use.

Academic integrity awareness

 The self-paced one-hour course is available via the RMIT Creds. It covers:

  • The academic community ( Module 1)
  • Avoiding academic misconduct (Module 2)
  • Referencing (Module 3)
  • Final activities

There is a 20-question quiz at the end of the module. If you achieve a score of or above 80%, you will earn a digital certificate to show that you can identify:

  • Instances of academic integrity
  • Instances of academic misconduct
  • Appropriate academic referencing behaviour

Register for the Academic Integrity Awareness credential.


Try this short quiz to test your understanding of some of the myths about plagiarism and academic integrity.

Quiz: Is it plagiarism?