Welcome to this short guide on how to reference correctly using the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. If you are new to the APA style of referencing start with the basics tab on these pages for tips on what is needed. We also recommend that you watch the online tutorials and look at the full PDF version available on these home pages.
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It is important you read the Swansea University Academic Misconduct Procedure. Failure to acknowledge another person’s work (i.e. properly citing it in a paper) will result in serious consequences.
Plagiarism is defined as using, without acknowledgment, another person's work and submitting it for assessment as though it were one's own work; for instance, through copying or unacknowledged paraphrasing. This constitutes plagiarism whether it is intentional or unintentional. For additional advice on avoiding plagiarism complete the online tutorial Academic Success: Skills for learning, skills for life available via Blackboard or Canvas.