Dr Gillian Dite

Referencing

In academic writing, accurate referencing is essential if you want your research paper, thesis or essay to make a good impression. Managing references can be an arduous task, and the different requirements for referencing journal articles, books, chapters in books and online sources can be confusing.

While there are a number of commonly used referencing styles, journals and universities often have their own specific requirements. I can help you format your references into whichever style is required.

If you are using the EndNote referencing software, I can help you import references from online databases and, if needed, customise templates for reference formatting.

Referencing styles fall into three broad categories:

Author–Date

  • American Psychological Association, 6th edition (APA 6th)
  • Harvard
  • Modern Language Association, 7th edition (MLA)

Numbered

  • Vancouver
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Documentary Note (Footnote)

  •  Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago 16 A)