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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Email communication

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use APA and MLA. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Email communication

Reference: Sender Last name, First name. "Subject Heading." Message to Recipient First Name Last Name, Day Month Year. 

Example: Scott, Graham. "Re: Information Literacy." Received by Aisling Quinn, 14 Feb. 2005.


  • (Sender Last name)


  • Recent figures provided suggest that ... (Scott).
  • In an email sent to the author, Graham Scott suggests that the figures....


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