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CPEE Guide to Referencing - Using The Harvard Referencing System

Document: GL006: CPEE Guide to Referencing - Using The Harvard Referencing System

Date of Approval: Thursday, 26 November 2015
Date of Implementation: Thursday, 26 November 2015

Students and Unit Chairs must reference or cite sources. Correct referencing is an important part of academic writing and it ensure that the ideas or words of others are rightfully acknowledged. It also helps avoid plagiarism. Well used referencing demonstrates that the writer has indeed read the contemporary and historical background literature and helps provide authority for statements made in conclusions, summaries and interpretation of results.