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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: eBook (no print version)

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

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Reference: Authors Last name, Initials. (Year or n.d.). Title of work. Retrieved from URL/DOI

Example: Yip, V. & Matthews, S. (2007). The bilingual child: early development and language contact. Retrieved from

Note: n.d. stands for “no date”, use in any reference if no publication date is available.


  • Author Last name (Year)    
  • (Author Last name, Year)


  • Yip (2007) noted that….
  • It has been argued that bilingual children are better at picking up languages (Yip, 2007).


Note on URLs: To get a shorter URL, such as the one above, go to the eBook itself and see if a shortened URL is provided. This is sometimes called a citable link or something similar.


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