Citation Information

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General

Material on www.virtualplater.org.uk is copyright © 2017 Newman University.

Users of the website are welcome to quote from the material for any purpose.  When doing so, please make clear that you are quoting by using quotation marks and by referencing the source. Also, if you closely paraphrase the material, please state in a note that you are doing so and cite the source in the same way.  Doing both of these is standard practice in making use of work written by others. Failing to do either is plagiarism, which all education institutions see as a serious breach of acceptable practice.

If you are a student studying a Virtual Plater module at a university/college, you should follow your institution’s policy on how to give references and how to avoid plagiarism. Whatever the detail of the policy, however, it is vital that in assignments you give a specific reference whenever you quote from, paraphrase, or otherwise make use of material in the V Plater modules.  Below are two ways of giving references (one of which may correspond with your institution’s policy).

How to reference the V Plater modules

(i) ‘Chicago’  number system of referencing

If you quote or use otherwise, e.g., Module A, page 1.2.3, footnote as follows:

1. N. Townsend, Virtual Plater Module A: Living Life to the Full (Newman University College, 2017), 1.2.3, accessed 22 Mar. 2017,  http://www.virtualplater.org.uk/?page_id=209.

You should give the date accessed because the text on the website may be updated without notice.

If you need to footnote this module more than once, use a short form for the second and later references, e.g.:

2. Townsend, Module A, 1.2.4, accessed 23 Mar. 2015, http://www.virtualplater.org.uk/?page_id=244.

The bibliographic entry should be:

Townsend, N., Virtual Plater Module A: Living Life to the Full, Birmingham: Newman University College, 2017. Accessed 22-23 Mar. 2017. http://www.virtualplater.org.uk/?page_id=77.

(ii) ‘Harvard’ author-date system of referencing

If you quote or use otherwise, e.g., Module A, page 1.2.3, put the following in parenthesis in your main text:

(Townsend, 2017, 1.2.3)

Second and later references have the same form.

The bibliographic entry should be:

Townsend, N., 2017. Virtual Plater Module A: Living Life to the Full. Birmingham: Newman University College. http://www.virtualplater.org.uk/?page_id=77 (accessed 22-23 Mar. 2017).

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