School of Social and Political Science

How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism

Year of Study
PGT/PGR UG
06 October 2022
13:00 - 14:00

Description

 

In this session we will look at what citing and referencing is, why you use it, how you use it and what tools are available to help you.

Plagiarism “is creating the impression that something is your own idea or your own work when it is not. Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct.” (Institute for Academic Development, 2020)

Plagiarism can often be unintentional and that is why it is essential that you learn how to cite and reference properly. Referencing also allows you to acknowledge someone else’s work, demonstrate your knowledge and lets your course organiser or tutor identify the sources you have used.

In this session we will look at what citing and referencing is, why you use it, how you use it and what tools are available to help you.

Make sure you read the University of Edinburgh’s own guidance on plagiarism: https://www.ed.ac.uk/academic-services/students/conduct/academic-misconduct/plagiarism.

 

Please note: This session will be delivered online via Collaborate. The link to join the event will be sent in a separate email.

Facilitated by Caroline Stirling, Academic Support Librarian

 

Reference:

Institute for Academic Development (2020) Referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Available at: https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/undergraduate/good-practice/referencing (Accessed: 28th July 2021).