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Bioscience and Biomedicine Subject Guide: Referencing and reference management


Use the tabs above to find information and advice relating to the referencing styles used at the University of Suffolk.

The site will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.

Access the site here or access basic guidance here


What is referencing & why is it important?

Referencing is about how you present the ideas of others in your work.

When producing a piece of academic writing, be it an essay, report or your final dissertation, you will need to demonstrate that you have consulted, read and understood the thoughts and concepts presented by others in their work.

Referencing allows the reader of your work to locate and if necessary check the information you have consulted, and the evidence you have presented in your arguments.

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