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ACS - Referencing Guide



You must provide appropriate references when referring to your own work. For students, this applies if you quote or paraphrase any work you have submitted for an assessment in another unit.

This is necessary as all assignments include the following Student Declaration:

Except where indicated, the work I am submitting in this assignment is my own work and has not been submitted for assessment in another unit.

This includes text, figures, or tables copied from a completed assessment in a different Unit without proper acknowledgement of the original source (even if you are the original author).

Assignments are considered unpublished material not intended for publication. They are not covered in the current ACS Guide. The citation format is derived from the ACS Guide, 3rd Ed.


Standard format for citation - Unpublished material not intended for publication

Author, A. A. Affiliation or University name, City, State. Phrase describing the material, Year.


Assignment from another unit

1. Reid, S. F. Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia. Unpublished work, 2016.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, assignments, books and web pages.