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Geography and Resource Development: Research Issues

Referencing Tips

When you are reading a book, a book chapter, journal article, document on the web etc., it is important that you note down the bibliographic details (eg. author, title, year of publication, URL, etc) of the material.  This is because you will have to cite the resources you used in your work.  Failing to cite or reference the resource you used to complete your assignment or project work, is a breach of copyright law and you can be charged for plagiarism.  Remember to always cite your sources of information at the end of your work.

Citations for books

Name of the author(s)
Title of the book
Volume when appropriate
Name of the publisher
Place of publication
Edition number if not the first edition
Year of publication
Chapter or page number(s)if appropriate.

Citations for journal article

Name of the author(s)
Title of the article
Year of publication
Name of the journal
Volume number
Issue number
Page number(s).

Web pages

Name of the author(s)
Title of the article
Domain name/URL of the website
Publisher, if known
Date of publication
Page number(s) (if applicable)
The date you retrieved (or accessed) the webpage.

Some Useful Referencing Books

Some Relevant Research Method Books

Relevant resource to writing your dissertation


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