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“A COMPLETE GUIDE TO REFERENCING STYLE”
“Referencing styles” form an important part of “academic content writing”. “Referencing styles” are mainly used to prepare a proper “reference list” and “bibliography”. They aid in easy reading of different papers. Books, journals and websites are used as references. This is called “citation”.
“Referencing styles” allows the researcher to concede the “contribution” of other authors in his research work. Any assignment that is based on the ideas of other authors must contain “citations”. By this method, the researcher can provide evidence to support the ideas and assertions in his research work. “Referencing styles” also enables the readers to understand that the researcher is aware of the various kinds of work that has been done in his chosen field. Readers can trace the sources of the research topic that the author has used to develop his assignment. Reference list makes the research work more authentic and real, so a proper referencing style is absolutely necessary for any piece of research work.
The most commonly used “referencing styles” are described below:
“APA referencing style”-
“APA” stands for “American Psychological Association”.
- Download the pdf and copy citation
The author needs to click on the pdf that he wishes to include in his project. Then check for the presence of page numbers. A pdf whose “citation” does not contain any page number cannot be used. Then the “citation” containing page number is copied and pasted in the reference list. After copying the pdf, retrieved on has to be written, followed by the link of pdf.
- For websites
While using references for websites, retrieved on has to be written, followed by the date on which the references were taken.
- In-texting style
For only one author, the name of author and year is written
For two authors, the names of both the authors and year are mentioned.
For three authors, the names of all three authors along with the year are given.
For more than three authors, write only the name of the first author followed by et al. and year.
Formatting has to be done without page border, the only header of font size 10 and page number has to be at the top of the page.
“Harvard style referencing”
- Copy “citation” for pdf. “Citation” has to be pasted in ‘reference list”.
- For websites, accessed on followed by date is mentioned
- “In-texting style”
For two names, write both the names and year.
For only one name, write only the name and year.
For three or more names, write the name of only the first author followed by et al. year
In Formatting, page border and the page number is mandatory.
“MLA Referencing style”
- Download the pdf which has both year and page number mentioned.
- In “in-texting style”, write only the name of the first author followed by page number.
- Formatting is similar to “Harvard style”.
- Go to “cite this for me”.
- Select “OSCOLA”.
- Select journal
- “Copy and paste” the journal name
- Click “Complete citation”.
“Footnote” and “bibliography” will appear. Copy “footnote”.
- Go to the document in word and put the cursor where “footnote” needs to be inserted.
- Click References
- Click “add footnote”
“Footnote” will be added to the document. Then, copy and paste “bibliography” in a new page.
“DMG Solution” is involved with “academic content writing”. The company uses the above mentioned referencing styles to complete the assignments entrusted to them.