referencing types

referencing types

referencing types

Particular referencing styles are preferred by particular academic disciplines because they work better with the kind of texts that are most commonly used in that discipline. At Reading, for instance, English Literature and Film, Theatre and Television both prefer the MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) style because it is good at dealing with repeated references to a literary text, but while English Literature use the classic version of MHRA, Film, Theatre and Television prefer the Author-Date version. The School of Law prefers OSCOLA because it has rules for citing legal texts.
Styles of referencing

Web tutorial on using & referencing sources in academic papers
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  • understand plagiarism understand the key principles of referencing & creating bibliographies
  • know where to find more information on the referencing system that your department uses
  • locate overviews & detailed help on the different types of referencing systems (e.g. Harvard, Chicago, MLA, MHRA)
  • have an awareness of the different types of sources & resources and how to reference them
  • understand how to create references in your course work: footnotes vs ‘in-text’ references
  • have an awareness of tools to help you easily create & manage references & bibliographies (these are covered in more detail in the courses IS228 & IS229)

Please visit the Library Moodle Pages for up to date information on Referencing.

References:

http://itswww.uvt.nl/lis/es/refcite-uk/examples.html
http://libguides.rhul.ac.uk/referencing
http://academicanswers.waldenu.edu/faq/72737

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