Using sources

Keeping track of references and using them in a correct fashion is essential all the way through the writing process. When you have started writing, the following AWELU resources from the Sources and Referencing section may be helpful. As a student writer, you should always make sure to follow the stipulated reference style.

How to give references

What is the difference between paraphrasing and quoting? What is the difference between a paraphrase and a summary? How do you quote in a correct manner? Read about that here:

Using a reference style

Consistency is vital in referencing. To achieve consistency, writers use a reference style. Read about reference styles and how to use them here:

Reference accuracy

Referencing needs to be exact and correct. Find out what you need to think about here:

Reference management tools

There are electronic reference management tools available. Read about the ones recommended by the University Library: