Pétur Knútsson
Quotations, references, bibliography

Good links:

Direct links to three important styles:

See my note on quotations below

See also: On Plagiarism

I am happy with any consistent bibliographical format that you may have been taught or prefer personally. My own preference (at time of writing) is for the author-date method, sometimes known as the Chicago Manual of Style documentation system.
his is how I use it:

In the body of your text  

Give the date and page in parentheses after the author's name:
Carstairs (1952, 64) disagrees.

Give the whole reference in brackets after a statement:
The ablative is the unmarked case in this context (Moharty 2002, 164).

Multiple references:
This has been widely discussed (Smith 1945, Jones 1986; Moharty 2002; see particularly Ganderac 2001, 204.)

In the Bibliography Give the author's name and the title of the book/article exactly as it appears in the orignal.

Date after name. Titles of books in italics:
Moharty, A.F., 2002. Grotesques. New York: Humble Pie Paperbacks

Title of article unmarked; title of journal in italics, page numbers of article at end:
Carstairs, Amy, 1953. What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Brighton Review  26, 23-34.

Multiple authors (Note order of names and initials):
Neville, Francis M., and John H. Perkins, 2001. Between the
Lines.
London: Macmillan

Reference to another entry in Bibliography:
Ganderac, Lois, 2001. Ce qui'l faut de sanglots. In Nevill and Perkins 2001, 260-283

References to a web page
Discuss this with me!

These are just my person preferences; with real publication one always has to adjust according to the stylesheet of the editor concerned.

A final note on Quotations:

Remember that quotations should not replace your own writing; but rather illustrate or occasion points you are making. If you include a quotation, it must be because you have something to say about it. If you are only using it to say what you want to say, you are simply copy-pasting; if you reference it properly, this is not plagiarism, but it is very poor (and lazy) writing.
    Sometimes, a writer says something so strikingly that you want to share their wording with your readers. When this happens, do it decisively:

        These "stylistic contiguities", as Andrew Wawm calls them (2006:475) .....


See also On Plagiarism