Referencing links what you read with what you write. At university you are expected to research widely and build your knowledge from the expertise of others.
It is important to reference all your sources:
Referencing is the way you acknowledge the sources you have used to develop your ideas. Sources may include words from published text, images, video, audio, statistics or websites.
Quality information strengthens your arguments and adds credibility to your work.
Referencing enables you and your readers to locate your sources, avoid plagiarism and demonstrate academic integrity.