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Easy Cite Referencing Tool

What is Referencing?

RMIT University. (2016, November 1). What is Referencing? | RMIT Learning Lab [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/USZx6GFkVlQ

EndNote Guide

EndNote will:

  • gather, store and manage references
  • automatically create and format bibliographies in your referencing style
  • search and retrieve records from LibrarySearch, Databases, and Google Scholar
  • insert citations directly into documents in your referencing style

The Library's EndNote page has all the information you need, more specifically:

Copyright information

Whenever you are using somebody else's work, it is most likely protected by copyright law. Observing copyright is an important aspect of academic integrity. See these guides for information and advice on how to reference images in your work:

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.


Plagiarism 

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

Quiz: Is it plagiarism?