How do you reference a philosophy essay?
References may be given either in the main text of your essay, or in a footnote or endnote. References are in brackets and take the form of the author’s surname, followed by date of publication, followed (if appropriate) by page number(s), e.g. (Wiggins 1997, 251).
How do you write a proper reference?
Ensure you use the correct date depending on the version of the book you have read and are citing in your work.Author/editor (if it is an editor always put (ed.) Title (this should be in italics)[E-reader version]Edition (if not the first edition)Place of publication (where available)Publisher.(Year of publication)
How do you reference your sources?
If your sources are very important to your ideas, you should mention the author and work in a sentence that introduces your citation. If, however, you are only citing the source to make a minor point, you may consider using parenthetical references, footnotes, or endnotes.
How do you cite external sources?
Throughout the body of your paper (primarily the Intro and Discussion), whenever you refer to outside sources of information, you must cite the sources from which you drew information. The simplest way to do this is to parenthetically give the author’s last name and the year of publication, e.g., (Clarke 2001).
How do you acknowledge a source on the Internet?
Include information in the following order:author (the person or organisation responsible for the site)year (date created or last updated)page title (in italics)name of sponsor of site (if available)accessed day month year (the day you viewed the site)URL or Internet address (pointed brackets).
What is the importance of acknowledging a source?
WHY should you acknowledge your sources? to show that you have read and understood the research published in your area of study • to lend authority to what you are writing • to strengthen your argument • to support your own ideas • to provide details or background to what you are writing • to provide interest.