The purpose of a reference sheet is to have a list of people who can verify and elaborate on your professional experience for a potential employer. Past employers, professors, and advisors are the best professional references to have. It is important to have a reference sheet because potential employers will often ask for a list of references they can contact. In any case, having a reference sheet will save you time later on during the interview process. Make sure to include people who know what type of person you are and who are familiar with your work.
It is important to select individuals who know your distinctiveness so that they can provide a positive and accurate description of you to the employer or company in which you are seeking employment. College Avenue Indianapolis, IN Eaton, T. Whistleblowing and good governance. CPA Journal , 77 6 , 66— Weinstein, J. Social change 3rd ed. If the book has an edition number, include it in parentheses after the title of the book.
If the book does not list any edition information, do not include an edition number. The edition number is not italicized. American Nurses Association. Nursing: Scope and standards of practice 3rd ed. If the author and publisher are the same, only include the author in its regular place and omit the publisher.
Lencioni, P. The advantage: Why organizational health trumps everything else in business. However, if you listened to an audiobook and the content differs from the text version e. For ebooks and online audiobooks, also include the DOI number if available or nondatabase URL but leave out the electronic retrieval element if the ebook was found in a common academic research database, as with journal articles.
Poe, M. Reframing race in teaching writing across the curriculum. Young Eds. University Press of Colorado. Christensen, L. For my people: Celebrating community through poetry. Bigelow, B. Harvey, S. Miller Eds. Rethinking Schools. Also include the volume number or edition number in the parenthetical information after the book title when relevant. Freud, S. The ego and the id. Strachey Ed. Hogarth Press. Original work published If you need to cite content found in your online classroom, use the author if there is one listed , the year of publication if available , the title of the document, and the main URL of Walden classrooms.
For example, you are citing study notes titled "Health Effects of Exposure to Forest Fires," but you do not know the author's name, your reference entry will look like this:. Health effects of exposure to forest fires [Lecture notes]. Walden University Blackboard. Smith, A. Health effects of exposure to forest fires [PowerPoint slides]. Walden University Brightspace. Feinman, Y. Alternative to proctoring in introductory statistics community college courses [Poster presentation].
Torgerson, K. Tutoring strategies for online students [Conference session]. In Merriam-Webster. When constructing a reference for an entry in a dictionary or other reference work that has no byline i. The name of the entry goes in the title position, followed by "In" and the italicized name of the reference work e.
In this instance, APA 7 recommends including a retrieval date as well for this online source since the contents of the page change over time. End the reference entry with the specific URL for the defined word. Osborne, C. Re: Environmental responsibility [Discussion post]. Nalumango, K. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Organizational learning in libraries at for-profit colleges and universities [Doctoral dissertation, Walden University].
Kirwan, J. An experimental study of the effects of small-group, face-to-face facilitated dialogues on the development of self-actualization levels: A movement towards fully functional persons [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center.
Brown v. Board of Education, U. In Brown v. Board of Education , the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation in schools unconstitutional. Minnesota Nurse Practice Act, Minn. Sample citation: Minnesota nurses must maintain current registration in order to practice Minnesota Nurse Practice Act, To find this symbol in Microsoft Word, go to "Insert" and click on Symbol.
Note: The Latin abbreviation " et seq. Anti-Phishing Act, S. Anti-Phishing Act, H. The Anti-Phishing Act proposed up to 5 years prison time for people running Internet scams. These are the three legal areas you may be most apt to cite in your scholarly work. For more examples and explanation, see APA 7, Chapter Clay, R.
Science vs. Monitor on Psychology , 39 6. Baker, A. Connecticut students show gains in national tests. New York Times. Include the full date in the format Year, Month Day. Do not include a retrieval date for periodical sources found on websites. Note that for citations, include only the year: Baker For newspaper articles retrieved from a common academic research database, leave out the URL. For newspaper articles from an online news website that is not an online version of a print newspaper, follow the format for a webpage reference list entry.
Walden University. An overview of learning [Video]. Taylor, R. Scales of measurement [Video].
You establish authority and credibility when you can critically assess other literature and distinguish your findings from previous works if any exist. Additionally, let us highlight the difference between the number of references versus citations.
References are the source materials; therefore, each reference should be listed only once in your references section. Citations are meant to identify the source of the information you use in your paper. You can cite a reference multiple times.
Therefore, the number of citations you have is typically larger than the number of references. The opposite situation should never happen! Below, we provide tips on how to decide if you have enough resources. We also provide some general reminders on how to effectively use references. After all, references are meant to enhance your paper while still maintaining your research as the focal point. To give you a general idea, the following are some estimates from a couple of studies that examined the citation characteristics of articles published in various disciplines.
Since then some fields have increased the number of references. In another study by Falagas et al. Finally, although the sample size was small 63 journals , Gali Halevi observed the following citation trends of a broader range of disciplines. Note that the Halevi study is limited in size, fails to factor in article type and does little to account for variances across different fields and journals.
For example, it is possible that more review articles could have been reviewed for certain fields than others. With that said, we provide the above information to provide a rough estimate. At the end of the day, please keep in mind the requirements of your institution or target journal and the general trends for your specific article type by examining the most recent relevant publications.
For additional information regarding journal restrictions on the number of references, click here. Remember Me. To explore additional styles, check out the Other Citation Styles page. The citation style you choose will largely be dictated by the discipline in which you're writing, and for most assignments your instructor will assign a style to you.
However, as you progress through your academic career, you may find more flexibility in choosing a style that works for you. It's always best to check with your instructor and colleagues as to what style is appropriate. If you have flexibility, use the guide below to help you decide. MLA style uses parenthetical in-text citations and a "Works Cited" list at the end of a paper to link sources.
APA style uses parenthetical in-text citations and a "References" list at the end of the paper to link sources. Chicago author-date utilizes parenthetical in-text citations and a references or works cited list at the end, similar to the APA style. Citation styles dictate more than just in-text citation and reference list formatting. They also have rules for how to structure your paper and, in some cases, the cover sheet for your paper.
Don't worry, each citation style has its own manual to help you figure out exactly how it all works. To find more information on specific citation styles and their corresponding style guide, check out the pages linked in the table. Skip to primary content. Skip to sidebar content. Toggle navigation. E-Journals Alphabetical list of electronic journal titles held at UW.
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