References: Background

This is the last section of the report. It is standard academic practice to provide details of all the references you mentioned (cited) in your report at the end of the report (not the ones you may have read but didn't mention).

References are listed in alphabetical order. For each reference give the author's name, the year of publication, the full title of the book or article and the publication details. There are some differences depending on the kind of publication you are referring to.

The following model and examples are based on the Harvard system of referencing. However, since there are a number of different conventions associated with giving references, and even variations within one system of referencing, always make sure that you follow the guidelines for referencing given by your individual lecturers, and be aware that these will vary.

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