Archived Material (Dissertations)

This book takes you through all the elements needed for a successful dissertation proposal and dissertation. The book explains the sections required for both proposal and dissertation, and offers helpful downloadable templates to assist with the presentation.

Step 2: What sections go into a dissertation?

Reference List/Bibliography


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Some dissertations have a reference list, some have a bibliography, some have both. Ask your supervisor, and look at past papers in your subject to find out which one to use.

References

Figure 7: Example references page


A Reference list:

  • is positioned at the end of your paper before the appendices
  • gives the detailed references for all source materials used in your paper. 
  • includes anything quoted, paraphrased or referred to that was written or stated by someone other than yourself .

A Bibliography:

  • is positioned at the end of your paper before the appendices
  • gives the detailed references for all source materials you have read. 
  • lists anything looked at  in your research

Tip:

For details on how to write different kinds of references: visit the Referencing Book.