Referencing and Citations

An archive of blog posts about issues related to referencing and citations. Posts will cover a range of referencing styles, including APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver and Chicago. Brush up on your referencing skills with Knowadays.

  • How to Spot a Credible Source

    How to Spot a Credible Source

    Jul 28, 2022

    • Academic Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations

    As an academic editor, part of your job may involve making sure your client has backed up their argument by citing credible sources. But how can you tell if a source is reliable or not? In this post, we’ll take a look at what makes a source credible and what to do if you spot […]

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  • A Guide to Referencing and Religious Texts

    A Guide to Referencing and Religious Texts

    Jul 17, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    Religious texts, whether published as books or accessed online, often play by different rules when it comes to referencing. So, as a proofreader, you’ll need to pay particular attention to referencing if your client is citing the Bible, the Quran, or any other sacred text. Here, we set out the rules for citing religious texts […]

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  • Proofreading Tips: Titles of Other Works in APA Style

    Jun 20, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    The APA Publication Manual is widely used in academic writing, especially in the social and sciences. If you’re proofreading this type of writing, you need to know how to format titles of other works in APA style. Here, then, we’ll offer some advice for proofreaders on the following: Where APA style suggests using title case […]

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  • Titles of Other Works in AP Style

    May 30, 2021

    • Business Editing
    • Creative Writing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    AP style – as set out in The Associated Press Stylebook – is commonly used in business writing and journalism. But did you know that the AP Stylebook has advice on how to present titles of other works, such as books, films, and musical compositions? It’s important to be aware of these rules so you […]

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  • A Proofreader's Introduction to IEEE Style

    Mar 25, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    The IEEE Editorial Style Manual for Authors provides advice for anyone writing for an IEEE journal or publication. However, many technical writers and educational institutions also use IEEE style, so it is worth knowing the basics if you proofread technical writing. Here, we look at some key aspects of IEEE style that proofreaders should know. […]

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  • Academic Proofreading: A Quick Guide to Stephanus Numbers

    Mar 14, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    Plato is such an important part of Western philosophy that he has his own citation system: Stephanus numbers. But what do you need to know about Stephanus numbering as an academic proofreader? In this post, we’ll explain how these numbers work. What Are Stephanus Numbers? As well as being the man who gave us love, […]

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  • A Quick Guide to Dates and Times in MLA Style

    Feb 28, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Editing Tips
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    Among many other things, the MLA Handbook (8th edition) has advice on writing dates and times. But what do you need to know about dates and times to proofread academic writing? In this post, we’ll explain the basics of dates and times in MLA style. Dates in the Main Text If an author uses a […]

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  • Academic Proofreading: A Quick Guide to Bekker Numbers

    Feb 14, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    Aristotle is one of the most important thinkers in the history of Western philosophy. Thus, if you proofread academic work, you may encounter Bekker numbers at some point. But what is Bekker pagination? And what do you need to know about it as a proofreader? Let’s take a look. What Are Bekker Numbers? Aristotle – […]

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  • Referencing Style or System? A Guide for the Confused

    Referencing Style or System? A Guide for the Confused

    Feb 04, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    In the Becoming A Proofreader course, we look at referencing styles and systems. But what is the distinction between a referencing style and a system? We use these terms as follows: A referencing style is a generic approach to citing sources ( Harvard, Oxford, Vancouver). However, there may be several versions or variations of any […]

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  • Citation Styles: What Is ASA Referencing?

    Citation Styles: What Is ASA Referencing?

    Jan 10, 2021

    • Academic Editing
    • Proofreading and Editing Tips
    • Referencing and Citations
    • Style

    If you proofread academic writing, you may come across a variety of referencing styles. And if you proofread sociology papers in particular, this will likely include ASA referencing. But what is ASA style? And how does it work? In this post, we explain the basics. What Is ASA Referencing? ASA referencing is a citation style […]

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