NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice
Why do I need to reference?
Writing an assignment will often involve locating information from a range of different source types (e.g., webpages, journal articles, books, course readings). Each time you “borrow” ideas, data, information or illustrations from other sources to use in your assignment, you will need to cite and reference the source.
Referencing will help you:
• Demonstrate your knowledge of a topic and provide evidence of scholarly research.
• Give credit to the author or creator of the original source of an image, idea or piece of information.
Reread the text and make notes of the main points, leaving out examples and evidence.
4. Consider the main points as a whole and your purpose for using the information
5. Think of words or phrases which have similar meaning to those in the original text.
6. Develop an outline using short sentences written in your words. Rearrange these sentences to suit your purpose.
7. Remind your reader that you are summarising the work of someone else by citing their name in the summary (citation).
8. Identify the type of resource you are using (Journal, book, book chapter, webpage etc.) and then follow the guidance on how to include all the relevant publication details