There are many complex details involved in using these styles of referencing, which would be too numerous to list here, so it is highly advisable to consult an in-depth guide to how to reference correctly.The information below is intended to give an overview of the main points and some helpful advice to bear in mind when using them.
) follows any quote you use and refers to the number at the bottom of the page beside which the citation for that reference may be found.
Most computers have helpful functions to enable you to do this automatically without having to enter the numbers yourself, so if you go back to add an extra reference, the numbering will automatically adjust to take this into account.
Structure: First name Last name, “Title” master’s thesis or Ph D diss., University, Year published, URL Wilson, P.
Example: Kimberly Knight, “Media Epidemics: Viral Structures in Literature and New Media” Ph D diss., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011, MLA International Bibliography (2013420395). Pedagogical practices in the teaching of English language in secondary public schools in Parker County (Doctoral dissertation).
On any Microsoft Word document, simply click on the ‘Insert’ menu and select ‘Footnote’ (or ‘Reference’ and then choose ‘Footnote’ from the drop-down list).
Tip: Make sure you use a ‘footnote’ to place the reference at the bottom of the page, rather than an ‘endnote’, which will place it at the end of your essay. Coetzee, , Vintage, London, 1998, p.47 Tip: You can usually find the publication date and place on the reverse of the title page inside the book.
Referencing is the practice of ensuring that every time you cite a book or study (or indeed any piece of work) by another writer, you accurately inform your reader of your source.
This prevents plagiarism or the idea that you might try to pass off other peoples’ theories as your own.
Yet you face the frustration of losing vital marks if you fail to accurately and correctly reference your work, whether using the Oxford or Harvard referencing system.
This simple guide helps to explain how to reference an essay or dissertation in either style.