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Referencing digital and online material

The advent of the Internet has lead to new developments in referencing. For instance, in this article, you can click on the hyperlink and go straight to the source. It can cut out the middleman.

But the Internet presents its own problems. Web pages change and disappear. Accepted conventions for referencing on the Internet are still in flux. The principles, though, are the same as for other sources: make it easy for the reader, be consistent, and be honest.

Don't be tempted to copy texts you find on the Internet any more than you would from a paper source. Even if the lecturer does not notice the shift in style, topic, tone, etc, assignments can be checked by software which detects plagiarism.

Check the QuickRef handout on Referencing internet and electronic sources.

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