Referencing and Creative Commons

Referencing recommendation:

CASP recommends using the Harvard style, Harvard style referencing is an author/date method. Sources are cited within the body of your assignment by giving the name of the author(s) followed by the date of publication. All other details about the publication are given in the list of references or bibliography at the end.

Example:

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (2022). CASP (insert name of checklist i.e. Randomised Controlled Trial) Checklist. [online] Available at: insert URL. Accessed: insert date accessed.

What are the benefits of referencing:

  • helps you to avoid plagiarism by making it clear which ideas are your own and which are someone else's.
  • shows your understanding of the topic.
  • gives supporting evidence for your ideas, arguments and opinions.
  • allows others to identify the sources you have used.

Creative Commons:

What is Creative Commons

Creative Commons licenses gives everyone from individual creators to large institutions a standardized way to grant the public permission to use their creative work under copyright law.

©CASP this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial- Share A like. To view a copy of this licence, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

In Summary

You are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

  • for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


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