What is referencing?
Referencing is a way of showing where the ideas, theories, quotes, facts and other evidence and information you use in your assignments can be found. Any books, journal articles, websites, etc that you use to research your assignment must be referenced.
Why is it so important to reference?
There are many different referencing styles. Harvard is the most commonly used one in GMIT.
The Referencing Guide developed by the Library describes in detail the rules of the Harvard style. It includes examples of how to reference books, ebooks, journal articles, newspapers, websites, etc.
The important thing to remember when referencing is to be consistent with whatever style you are using.
There will be two parts to every reference you use:
Endnote is a reference management software package that allows users to create, store and manage references. Library Guide to Endnote
Microsoft Word has a simple built-in referencing tool to help you create references. Library Guide to Referencing with Microsoft Word
The Library provides training on both Endnote and Referencing with Microsoft Word throughout the year. Please check our calendar for the training schedule.