How to use References

How to use references when writing for Citizen Network.

When you write for Citizen Network it is sometimes necessary to use references. 

References are particularly important if:

However it is not good to have too many references. It makes the text hard to read and can discourage readers from reading your work. So only use references when really necessary.

Avoid hyperlinks

The use of hyperlinks should be kept to a minimum. In work that are for printing then hyperlinks are redundant and messy. In works that are only for online publication hyperlinks often break when the original publisher makes changes their details. So only use hyperlinks if:

Creating a list of references

Citizen Network uses as style of referencing called Harvard, but with punctuation kept to a minimum. 

All the texts that you refer to need to put in an alphabetic list of references using the following styles:

Important things to remember include:

Citing your reference in the body of the text

If you are simply referring to an important text, but not quoting from it then simply add the author's surname and year in brackets at the end of the relevant sentence. e.g. (Smith, 2010)

If you are quoting a text then you should also add the name of the text and the page number. Ideally quotes of any significant size will be followed by a full citation on a separate line.  e.g. Duffy S (2010) Personalisation in Mental Health. p. 26

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