This chapter outlines the main referencing styles used at university. Most courses will use a style from one of the two ‘families’ below, or local adaptations of these. You don’t need to know them all – check the ones used in the courses you take. In your work cite the surname of the author(s) at the point you draw on a source. In your reference list give the full details of each source in alphabetical order, so your reader can find it by surname of the first author. This guide uses Harvard except where we explicitly state that we are giving examples of other styles (see Part 5).
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