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Statistics for Health: Referencing and Citing

What is referencing?

Except for pure fiction, nearly all writing is based to some extent on other sources. Ethics and the laws of copyright © require authors to identify their sources by using citations within the body of an assignment and a reference list at the end. The purpose of this is to allow the reader to locate the original material and to examine it. Accuracy and consistency is therefore very important when citing.

Failure to give credit to sources consulted, even if they are paraphrased or reworded, is plagiarism. The University may impose penalties on students who plagiarise another's work, whether it is intentional or not.

  Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Use the Referencing guide to reference ABS statisitcs

Referencing and Citing > Author-Date (Harvard) > Government Publication > ABS Statistics

For more guidance on how to reference ABS data please visit
'How to cite ABS sources' via the Australian Bureau of Statistics website





Referencing Styles

UOW Style Guides - Author-Date (Harvard), AGLC, APA 6, Footnote system

Law - use AGLC section


Using evidence and avoiding plagiarism

 Workshops and online resources related to referencing and using evidence [PDF]

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