Study with Academic Integrity. As you start or continue your studies at Victoria University, complete the academic integrity modules. Understand what academic integrity means and why it is important to present authentic work and acknowledge the work of others.
To access these interactive modules you must be enrolled as a VU student.
You can choose to validate completion of each module in the Victoria University App by following the steps in this guide.
VU Library has a number of reference management tools which can help you to:
Writing at university may involve researching the ideas of other people, which you can combine with your own ideas and conclusions. Learning to acknowledge other people through in-text citing or footnotes in addition to providing a reference list will help differentiate between their ideas and your own.
This is central to the idea of academic honesty in Western academic institutions.
So why reference?
Read the VU Academic Integrity Policy for more details.
Referencing styles have different rules regarding punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations and the use of italics. They also differ in how the acknowledgement of resources used is expressed in the body of your text and the reference list. A summary is provided in this guide, but refer to the individual style guides for full details.
Documentary-note (Footnote) styles
Different subject disciplines use different referencing styles. Be sure to check with your lecturer/ supervisor on their recommended style before using any of the following styles guides: