Help with information skills

Your department and/or faculty

If you would like more information about appropriate referencing, citation or improving your research skills, you should discuss your needs with your lecturer or tutor. Classes can be arranged to assist students to improve their skills in these areas. You might also consult information skills classes for a list of classes on offer. All Departments and Faculties at the university have academic writing resources for students.


Information and assistance is available at a number of places. Check the following websites or ask at the Information Desk in any of the University libraries.

Academic Skills

Information and assistance is available from the Academic Skills unit. They provide online information about many aspects of academic writing including appropriate referencing.

Academic Interactive Resources portal (AIRport)

AIRport has some academic writing resources that students may find useful, including a checklist that can help to clarify what plagiarism is and when they need to cite: