“Academic integrity means a commitment to act with honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, respect and responsibility in all academic work. Academic integrity is the foundation of university life and is fundamental to the reputation of UniSA and its staff and students” (UniSA Assessment Policy & Procedures Manual, Section 9)
All members of the academic community are expected to demonstrate academic integrity. For students, this means:
Referencing is a key academic skill and is important in demonstrating academic integrity. In your uni assignments you will be asked to draw together ideas from a range of sources in support of your own thinking. It is essential to correctly cite those sources, both in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end for three main reasons:
Sourced information can be presented in a number of ways.
Each source you quote, paraphrase, summarise, reproduce or amend content from, must be identified through referencing. If you don’t, you will leave yourself open to charges of plagiarism.
You should adopt and be familiar with UniSA's Harvard referencing style, which is the primary style in use at the University.
Remember, when referencing it is important to be thorough and pay attention to every little detail.