Referencing is the accepted academic way to acknowledge that you have used the ideas, words, images, film or music either written or recorded by someone else in your work.
Referencing also gives authority to your work, allows the tutors to trace material used and avoids the accusation of plagiarism.
Most Departments in the University use the Harvard referencing system. Harvard has a precise set of rules to be used when giving the details of the original source of information. As a general rule, every time you make a claim, use a reference. A full set of guidelines can be found at the following address.
There are two key components, in–text citations and a reference list. Use the author and date within your assignment every time you quote or refer to someone else’s work and create an alphabetical list (by author’s surname) of references at the end (including the full bibliographic details).