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THL105/THL408 RSG: Referencing

Old Testament Studies


Referencing is the acknowledgement of information sources in your work. It's how you give credit to the original owner of an idea, piece of writing or creative work.

Importance of referencing

By referencing your work correctly, you'll save time, avoid plagiarism, and not lose any marks in assignments. You must also reference to:

  • allow the reader to source the information and be able to read further
  • give your work credibility and reliability
  • make it very clear to the reader that you are not trying to pretend that the ideas are your own
  • give the reader confidence in your writing by letting them know where you obtained your information and indicating that you have thoroughly checked your facts

Academic Writing Support

Your home institution has specific arrangements in place to assist students in preparing assessment materials and improving writing skills.  Check with your lecturer for further details about particular arrangements  from St Marks or United Theological College or other partner institutes.   


Charles Sturt University also has other services which can help you to get the best possible results for your work:

  • Academic writing, assignments and essays - workshops, guides and video tutorials covering all aspects of academic writing including case study and report writing skills.
  • Academic Skills help - Academic Skills advisers can help you understand and prepare for your assignments. Access support guides, make an appointment or submit your assessment for feedback.
  • The Study Success Forum is an ideal place to post those vexing questions about assignment writing techniques. ​Find it in Interact2 > Study Success > Discussion.
  • Why not attend an Academic Skills workshop online to enhance or refresh your academic writing skills?

Chicago System

This method of referencing is preferred for courses taught by the School of Theology.  Ensure that your references are included in the correct format.The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the indispensable source for this referencing style. 

Available online as an ebook, and also located in the reference collection at St Marks Library  REF BU9 C532

What is referencing?

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