Which reference style should I use?
Click on your subject in this list and you´ll find the
reference style most commonly used within this subject.
Sociology of religion
School library studies
Visual and scenic sciences
In every subject field, there are preferences when it comes to
how sources should be cited. Historians use footnotes, social
scientists use parentheses in the text, and so on. There are a lot
of variations in both parentheses and footnotes. Researchers need
to adjust their reference style to the journal or publisher in
question. However, as a student, it is important that you learn the
basic principles of citing.
The full reference list comes at the end of the text. The reference list is also made according to a template. Follow a standard reference style, so that you can look up in a collection of examples when in doubt.
The selection of reference styles in this guide is based on a survey conducted among academic staff at the University of Agder and Telemark University College.
Collections of examples are available for the following reference styles: