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Economics Library Guide: Referencing

Introduction to Referencing using UCT Author-Date Style

UCT Author-date Reference Guide

Referencing videos

Academic writing requires that you acknowledge other writers’ words and thoughts by citing and referencing your sources of information. Citing is the practice of quoting from, or referring to, other writers’ works and ideas in the text of your work; referencing is the listing of the full details of the publications that you have cited so that the reader can track down the original sources.

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