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Final reference list

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You must include a list of all your references at the end of your work. This gives full details of each source so your reader can look them up.

  • Include your references in alphabetical order of first author surname
  • Use References in bold as the centred title
  • Use a hanging indent - the first line is not indented
  • Put a full stop at the end of each of your references
  • For journal titles, capitalise the first letter of each major word
  • For books, articles and chapters, capitalise the first letter of the first word, the first word after a colon, and any proper nouns

Remember: Be consistent in the way you write the references (e.g. use of punctuation and layout). If your tutors give you specific instructions on how they want references laid out, follow these.