What format do you use for history papers?

APA (American Psychological Association) is used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences. MLA (Modern Language Association) style is used by the Humanities. Chicago/Turabian style is generally used by Business, History, and the Fine Arts.

Why is it so important to give credit to your sources?

Citing or documenting the sources used in your research serves three purposes: It gives proper credit to the authors of the words or ideas that you incorporated into your paper. Citing your sources consistently and accurately helps you avoid committing plagiarism in your writing.

Why do we need to reference?

Referencing correctly: helps you to avoid plagiarism by making it clear which ideas are your own and which are someone else’s. gives supporting evidence for your ideas, arguments and opinions. allows others to identify the sources you have used.

What are referencing skills?

About referencing Referencing is the way that you must acknowledge the sources of information that you use in your assignments, reports, and dissertation. This includes ideas, theories, quotations, facts and figures, as well as illustrations and even diagrams that are originally created by someone else.