Answered By: Hayley Hughes Last Updated: Jan 16, 2017 Views: 820
For a brief explanation of referencing basics, see this short presentation.
Generally, referencing means acknowledging the work of others you have used to develop and support your own ideas. A reference refers your reader to that outside source, such as a book or journal article and maybe also a picture or a website. References are an essential part of academic writing, and using them will also help you demonstrate to faculty and peers that you’re part of the academic community and understand how to present your work in a scholarly way.
References typically include the name and initials of the author, the date of publication and the name of the article and journal it comes from, along with any volume numbers. Book references often include place of publication and publisher name.
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