Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work and helps avoid plagiarism.
Referencing also demonstrates that you've read relevant backgound literature and you can provide authority for statements you make in your assignments.
Always check your unit outline for the Referencing Style you are required to use. The most common styles used by students and staff in the UWA School of Music are:
Music Psychology and Music Education: