Referencing and Bibliographies

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You should always reference books, internet sites or any other resources you have used in your coursework.

For a comprehensive guide to referencing please take a look at the book Cite them right: The essential referencing guide by Richard Pears and Graham Shields.

You will find copies of this book in Breakspears Learning Centre!

NEW! for some extra resources please head over to Google Classroomlog in with your college gmail account (e.g., enter your computer password and click on the + sign at the top right side.

Enter the code 7vsxjej for access. Please note that this Classroom is aimed at students on Level 3 courses.

Cite This For Me is an online reference and bibliography generator. As well as the web version, an app is available for both Android and Apple devices. Click on the logo to find out more!

Please note that if you were previously a RefME user, this website has now been integrated with Cite This For Me. More information about the changes can be found here.

Your teacher may require you to submit assignments to eME via Turnitin. This application will check your work against billions of websites and other student material to see how much of it matches with what others have written. Turnitin is used to detect plagiarism (please see more on this below) and its use is mandatory for HE courses at the college. You can find out more by following our instruction guide.
Click on the icon to view a comprehensive online guide to the Harvard system of referencing, courtesy of Anglia Ruskin University.

Click on the icon to view a comprehensive online guide to the Harvard system of referencing, courtesy of Anglia Ruskin University.

 Plagiarism and Copyright

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Plagiarism is the act of using someone else's ideas and pretending they are your own.

This can be information copied from a book or from the internet, as well as information copied from other students. 

Students must reference any material that is not their own work to avoid plagiarism.

Copyright is similar to plagiarism, but unlike plagiarism copyright is also protected by law because it involves people copying the work of others for financial gain. Copyright applies to websites, computer programs, books, music, plays, photographs, DVDs, drawings and more. Because Lewisham College has a special licence students and staff are allowed to reproduce small amounts of other people's work for studying or teaching purposes. If you commit plagiarism, or break copyright law you could get into lots of trouble with your tutors.

You can find out more about copyright by visiting this webpage from the Copyright Licensing Agency.

Last modified: Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:23 PM