The fundamental purpose of referencing is to recognise other writers’ contents used in your assignment or research papers. By acknowledging the contribution of other writers, you are avoiding plagiarism and also proving how your thoughts were formed from other research papers.
What is Plagiarism?
Even if you plagiarise unknowingly, it is considered PLAGIARISM!
Lipson, C. (2008). Doing honest work in college: How to prepare citations, avoid plagiarism, and achieve real academic success (2nd ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Neville, C. (2007). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Maidenhead: Open University Press.