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Psychology & Counselling

Subject support guide for psychology and counselling.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism awareness

Academic integrity and plagiarism are two important concepts for you to be aware of as you start and continue your studies. Having a clear idea and awareness of what academic integrity and plagiarism are will help you to avoid plagiarism.  


What is Academic Integrity and why is it important?

Plagiarism what it is and how to avoid it?


Referencing and citation

Referencing and citation

All sources you read, quote or paraphrase from when writing and producing work for University must be properly referenced. Many courses in the School of Psychology require you to use APA style of referencing. The latest 6th edition of the official guides can be found at the following locations:

Publication manual of the APA (6th edition)                                                                       808.06615 PUB

Concise guide to APA style (6th edition)                                                                            808.06615 CON 

Mastering APA style: student's workbook and training guide (6th edition)                         808.06615 MAS

Mastering APA style: instructor's resource guide (6th edition)                                           808.06615 MAS

Displaying your findings (6th edition)                                                                                 001.4226 NIC

Presenting your findings (6th edition)                                                                                 001.4226 NIC

There are also some helpful online guides, including:

IMPORTANT: Always check with your tutors to find out which style of referencing you are expected to use. Most courses in the School of Psychology use APA style, but a small number use Harvard style referencing.

If you are required to use Harvard style, then it is highly recommended you use the University's official guide to Harvard: Cite Them Right (available in the library at 800.027 PEA and also from the bookshop.