Referencing in your UTAS assignments
Step 1. Before you use this library guide check: Does your School have its own referencing guide? To find out ask your lecturer or tutor.
Step 2. If you are using this guide or another guide and you are still unsure about a particular citation, it is always best to check with your tutor or lecturer - they will be marking your work after all.
Step 3. Refer to the Style Manual. UTAS Library holds print Style Manuals (complete guides) for the following referencing styles: Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago, Vancouver & Turabian. You can find these manuals on the shelves in UTAS Library branches. To locate these books please refer to the other pages in this guide.
Step 4. If you have followed steps 1 - 3 and you still need referencing help contact staff in Student Learning, or ask at a library enquiries desk, or fill in this web form: Ask a Librarian
Create a reference page to list your references.
For each reference person, include full name, title, organization with which the person is affiliated, complete address, phone number and email address.
Salutations prior to names
A person with a medical, Ph.D. or other doctoral-level degree is addressed as "Dr. (name)" regardless of gender.
Persons who do not hold a doctoral or medical degree are addressed as "Mr." or "Ms." (Marital status, reflected by "Miss" and "Mrs." are irrelevant to business and professional communication.)
While it is not required to place "Mr." or "Ms." before a person's name on a reference list, it can be helpful, especially if a person's gender is not obvious from the name (not uncommon). This simply helps the person contacting the reference to use the appropriate salutation. (Think about times you might have seen a job ad, with instructions to write to "Chris Jones" or "H. Walters."
You cannot tell from that information whether to address the person as "Ms." or "Mr." and you don't want to be wrong!
Make absolutely sure you spell your references' names correctly.
Your name and contact information should be at the heading of the page — just like it appears on your resume.
See sample reference page below.