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Support for Melbourne Polytechnic offshore partners: Academic integrity & referencing

This guide provides Library services and resources information for Melbourne Polytechnic's offshore partners.

Academic integrity & referencing


The Referencing Fundamentals library guide:

  • What is referencing?
  • Why is referencing it important for academic integrity?
  • Find out how to correctly cite sources of information in your assessments. 

Referencing: self-paced instruction

Short courses about referencing


ERNI referencing tool

ERNI is Melbourne Polytechnic Library's academic referencing tool.  

It has examples of how to correctly cite and reference many sources of information.


  • print
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • videos
  • conference papers and much more

Both Harvard and APA7 styles are represented within this referencing tool.

ERNI is found on the Library's website.

Citing and Referencing Video

What is Turnitin?

Turnitin is a text matching software designed to support academic integrity and help students avoid plagiarism.

Once an assignment is submitted through Turnitin it will be compared with a huge database of:

  • previously submitted work
  • billions of webpages
  • documents like periodicals, journals, and publications

Instances of text flagged as similar or matching to other sources will be shown in a similarity report.


For more information check the Turnitin library guide.