different referencing styles
Other styles that are used at Reading include Harvard, Oxford, APA, Chicago and Vancouver (numeric).
Remember that if you are studying modules in different departments or schools, they may each prefer a different referencing style.
This information gives you an overview of referencing styles commonly used at the University of Warwick, including for each:
- a description of the style
- a Library quick guide to formatting references
- useful resources for further guidance
Referencing styles are sets of instructions explaining how you should reference the sources you use.
Common styles used within the University are given below. Each style has an official “style manual” although many other helpful resources also exist.
Commonly used referencing styles at The University of Manchester include Harvard, MLA and Vancouver and you can find detailed information on how to reference specific material using these styles in this guide.
The way that you cite references will depend on the referencing style you are using. There are many different referencing styles and you must ensure that you are following the appropriate style when submitting your work.
Schools and departments at Sussex use different referencing systems. If you are unsure which referencing style you are required to use it is best to speak with your School office, or consult your module handbook.
There are several different referencing styles used in academic study. Although most styles require you to include the same information, depending on the style you have have to present that information in different ways.
Click on the pages to the left to learn about the different styles of citation.
This guide contains information on commonly used citation styles. Different academic disciplines follow different formats for presenting citations, so check with your instructor to make sure you are using the appropriate citation style.
Often, professors will ask you to use the citation style most commonly used in that discipline. This gives you a taste of what it’s like to be in that discipline!
Different disciplines have different citation styles. They tend to include similar elements, such as the title, author, and date, but they have different conventions about the order of the elements, capitalization, etc. These formatting rules serve as a “code” to those familiar with the style so they know a certain number represents the publication date, italics means it’s a book title or quotes means it’s an article, etc.
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There are several ways to cite your sources. Those different ways are called citation styles.
Useful help on evaluating the validity and appropriateness of a source. Accessible and well organised.
The difference between primary and secondary sources is explained on this page.
Use the tabs along the left to navigate to the page that covers the referencing style you require and scroll down each page to get the full content.
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