Quotations, references, bibliography
Documentations systems (Colorado). This is your best starting-point. The examples I give below are in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (author/date system), which I tend to use myself.
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
his is how I use it:
In the body of your text
Give the date and page in parentheses after the author's name:
Give the whole reference in brackets after a statement:
|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:
Title of article unmarked; title of journal in italics, page numbers of
article at end:
Multiple authors (Note order of names and initials):
Reference to another entry in Bibliography:
References to a web page
A hanging indent is usual in Bibliographies.
Italicize titles of books. Titles of articles in books
italicized; they may
be put in double or single quotes ("xxx" or 'xxx') but this is not necessary.
First names: some authorities prefer initals only. I prefer to give the
name as it
appears in the book.
These are just my person preferences; with real publication one always has to adjust according to the stylesheet of the editor concerned.
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