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Writing Lab Reports: References

There are two facets to correct referencing. One is the format for citing details in your text. The other is the list of references (which may be termed References, Literature Cited, or another variation) at the end of your lab report. Be sure that every work cited within the text is present in the reference list and vice versa.

You must follow the referencing format required for your course. Nobody can remember every nuanced rule for doing this; simply find the rules and follow them closely. Guidelines are often detailed in the lab manual, but some courses follow the referencing style of a particular journal. If unclear, ask your professor or teaching assistant.

For detailed information on citation, see the Online Documentation Guide.

For further information on avoiding plagiarism, see the Online Essay Writing Guide.


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