Skip to main content

Citing Sources of Information 引文及列明出處: Introduction

Why citing sources of information is important? 為什麼要引文並列明出處?

Whenever you use someone else's words or ideas in your assignments, you must indicate that this information is belonged to another person by citing your source. This applies to written sources such as books, articles and web pages, as well as sources of other formats, such as images, sounds, film clips, or DVDs. 

Citation is an important part in academic writing because:

       It is an ethical practice;

       It allows your reader to identify and locate the materials you have used in your work, so that they can find other relevant information on the topic;

       It demonstrates that you have explored and read relevant materials when writing. This can also increase the credibility of your work;

       It allows you to give proper credit for the ideas of others and avoid plagiarism.

 

進行研究或是撰寫論文時,通常需要參考前人的研究,引用他人文獻的論點或意見,用以支持自己研究的論點;引用過的參考資料不論是印刷資料如書籍、期刊文章、網頁,或是視聽資料例如圖片、錄音或影片等,都必須註明出處。

引用文獻是撰寫學術文章重要的一環,這樣做可以:

       尊重原作者;

       讓讀者按出處找到你所引用的資料;

       展示你在寫作過程中曾搜集和閱讀相關資料,引用文獻可支持你所提出的論點,增加說服力;

       最重要的是,列明文獻出處,可避免抄襲之嫌

 

Related library guide 相關指南

We have prepared a "Avoiding Plagiarism" guide to help you better understand what comprises plagiarism and how to avoid it.

我們準備了「避免抄襲」圖書館指南幫助你認識甚麼是抄襲及如何避免它。

Guide on "Avoiding Plagiarism"

Contact Us 聯絡我們

phone number  2768 6777

email libwww@ouhk.edu.hk

Comments? 請給我們意見

How useful is this guide? 你認為這個指南有用嗎?
Very useful 非常有用: 32 votes (32.65%)
Useful 有用: 28 votes (28.57%)
Moderate 一般: 11 votes (11.22%)
Not useful 沒有用: 27 votes (27.55%)
Total Votes: 98