1.4 Reference styles

When writing your list of references or bibliography you are expected to format it in a particular way. This is known as a reference style.

Styles can include APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Oxford. Ask your department, lecturer or tutor what style you should use.

See below to see an example of some of the major reference styles:

American Psychological Association (APA)




Modern Language Association (MLA)



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