Applied IT (Year 11) - Impacts of Technology (U1)
Why is it Important to Reference?
Referencing grants acknowledgement to those who have directly (or indirectly) contributed to your work (e.g. ideas you were inspired by or phrases you have directly quoted). Not only does this prevent plagiarism, but it also shows that you’ve drawn from credible sources for supporting evidence for your ideas.
There are two main ways to reference digital publications in your work: a bibliography or in-text citations.
A bibliography is a list located at the end of your work of all the sources you have utilised in your work. Each source should be referenced in the appropriate format according to the type of work you are referencing. Below are a few examples using the APA referencing style:
Author’s Last Name, Initial. (Year). Title. Website. URL
Ramey, K. (2013). WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY – MEANING OF TECHNOLOGY AND ITS USE. Use of Technology. https://useoftechnology.com/what-is-technology/
Author’s Last Name, Initial. (Year Published). Title of book. Publisher.
Kemp, S. & Parry, G. (2021). Investigating Macroeconomics (6th ed.). Tactic Publications.
Author’s Last name, Initial. (Year). Image title [Format]. Website. URL
Alscher, D. (2019). The 6 Colour Schemes. [image]. G2. https://learn.g2crowd.com/hubfs/color%20schemes.png
In-text citations are condensed versions of references inserted throughout a body of work. It is used when directly quoting or paraphrasing someone’s work. Below are a few examples:
Technology can be defined as “a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing actions and the extracting of material” (Ramey, 2013)
Ramey (2013) defines technology as “a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing actions and the extracting of material”.
(Parry & Kemp, 2021, p. 2)