Unit 5: Referencing conventions - 1. About referencing conventions
About referencing conventions
This section discusses referencing conventions in academic writing and gives links to examples.
In academic writing, we use agreed referencing (or citation) conventions to acknowledge the sources we have consulted in our reading and research. We use these conventions for both textual referencing (within the body of the text) and for references in bibliographies and reference lists.
Correct use of these conventions:
Referencing conventions cover a wide range of possible sources including:
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