Citing and referencing is how you acknowledge the articles, books and other resources that you used when creating your academic work. In-text citations show which source you are referring to, and at the end of your work a Reference List gives the full details of the source so your reader can find it again.
Accurate citing and referencing is good academic practice, it enhances the presentation of your work, and can improve your marks. Always check referencing advice given in your programme and module handbooks, and check with your lecturer if you are in any doubt. If you need help with Citing and Referencing, please contact your Subject or Research Librarian.