Referencing exercises

Activity time: 1 Hour

Types of media: Helpsheet, Word Document, Quiz


Colin Neville (University of Bradford)


A set of four referencing exercises, complete with answers. Exercises cover:1) Is a Reference Needed? 2) Where Should the Citations Go? 3) “I Didn’t Reference the Source Because…” 4) Referencing Errors.


© Colin Neville. July 2008

(This resource can be freely repurposed and reused)



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This information/resource was last updated in January 2022.

This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: January 10, 2022

About this resource

Use this worksheet with four referencing exercises that can be used with your students. There is an ‘answers and
comments’ section toward the end of the worksheet.

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Download referencing exercises (MS Word)


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