Referencing is a standardised way of identifying sources of
information used in academic writing. It is also the way to "get permission"
from the author to use her/his ideas by acknowledging the fact that s(he) is the owner of
This is done by citing the source in the text whenever you
quote, paraphrase, summarise or copy someone else's ideas as part of your work and by
including the reference in the list of references or bibliography at the end of your assignment.