In-text citations give brief details of the source that you are quoting from or referring to.
These citations will then link to the full reference that will be found in your reference list at the end of your work.
The list of references is not included in the word count. There are many ways in which citations can be used in your work, but your tutor or supervisor should advise you on which format they prefer. If more than one work is published in the same year, then they should be listed alphabetically by author/editor. In both cases you should acknowledge the use of a secondary source.
Your citations should always include the following elements; (i) Author(s) or editor (s) surname/family name (ii) Year of publication (iii) Page number(s) if required If you have used a direct quote or an idea from a specific page, or set of pages, you should include the page numbers in your citations. In his study of the work of Dawkins, Harris (2007a) emphasised the use of rationality in the former’s argument. "The model of Mitchell (1996) (cited in Parry and Carter, 2003, p.160) simulates the suppressing effects of sulphate aerosols on the magnitude of global warming." In this example ideally you should list both the Parry and Carter (2003) and Mitchell (1996) sources in your reference list but many schools will accept the listing of the secondary source (i.e.
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