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How To Reference
Every citation in your main body of text should be accompanied by a full reference at the end of the piece of work. This should be detailed enough to allow a reader to track down the original. How you structure your references section is partly dependant on whether you used the Harvard or Number system. If you used the Harvard system, the references should be organised alphabetically using the author's surnames.
Catena, A. (2003). Thermography reveals hidden tree decay. Arboriculture Journal, 27, 27-42.
The references in the Number system are usually organised chronologically in the order they were cited, with the corresponding number before the author's name:
(1) Catena, A. (2003). Thermography reveals hidden tree decay. Arboriculture Journal, 27, 27-42.
There are differences on the format of the reference, depending on the type of material you've used:
There may be differences between this reference system and that which your University/supervisor asks you to use. Check what system you should use before you start writing the reference section. The most important thing to remember is to maintain consistency and accuracy.
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