What is Referencing?
Referencing is a standardized method of formatting the sources you have used in your assignments or written work. Any given referencing style serves many purposes:
1. In-text citations
The first component of correct referencing is citing, which is mentioning a specific source that you use in the body of your paper. The format of the citation may change depending on the style you use (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), but the basic elements of the citation that you need to include are:
If you quote a source directly you must include the exact page number in your citation.
2. List of references
This is a list of the sources you have cited in the text placed at the end of your paper. This is not a list of “works consulted”. Every source that is listed in your references needs to be also cited in the body of your paper. Follow these instructions when typing and formatting your list of references.