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Using References

What you should NOT do with references:
  • copy/paste chunks of text from them into your report**
  • if you do this, it's plagiarism and you fail
Every statement in your thesis which is based on others' work
  • must be attributed to them (via a reference)
  • even if you make the statement entirely in your own words
  • but especially if you are "quoting" them (minimise this)

** One exception is where the quote is an indented paragraph and well-attributed