Include a list of full references at the end of your essay under the title ‘References'. These references should be arranged alphabetically, normally by author. When you have completed your referencing you should find that the in-text citations match the reference list at the end of your work.
The reference list should only contain the details of sources you’ve cited in your work.
Smith, A. (2019a). A guide to avoiding plagiarism. LSBU.
Smith, A. (2019b). A guide to referencing. LSBU.
All lines of a reference after the first must be indented by 1.27cm, which is called a ‘hanging indent’.
To create this indent in Microsoft Word, place the cursor in front of the line you wish to indent, right click and select the ‘Paragraph’ menu. Under ‘Indentation’, select ‘hanging’ from the drop down menu under ‘Special’. Where it says by, change to 1.27cm. Click ‘okay’ to close this window and apply the hanging indentation.
Place a colon (:) after the short title, before the subtitle, as in the above example for A-Z handbook: Psychology, unless there is already punctuation separating them, such as a question mark (?).
Begin titles and sub-titles with a capital letter. The rest of the title should be in lower case, unless it contains a proper noun (the name of a place, person or thing).
If you cannot find a date at all, insert (n.d) in the reference.
Example: National Down Syndrome Society. (n.d.). Associated medical conditions. http://www.ndss.org.
Titles of whole works are in italics e.g. titles of books and journals. Titles that are part of a larger work are not in italics e.g. titles of chapters and journal articles.