Referencing sources that you haven't quoted or paraphrased


#1

Like there’s a bit in this report where we have to list some resources we’ve found useful during our time at university including a little description of why. Apparently we have to cite and then reference them. I didn’t know you could do a citation unless you’ve quoted or paraphrased something from that source.


#2

hope you are going to reference drowned in sound dot com


#3

So how would this work

Say if one of my resources is a website I’d just have a citation next to it like (website-name, year) ?


#4

Don’t think a description of Wikipedia is necessary tbh


#5

References: stuff I’ve referenced
Bibliography: stuff I’ve used for research, but not referenced

Format: whichever style manual we’ve been advised to use. Or just pick one (Chicago, whatever) for consistency if you’ve not been advised.

That’s how I’ve always done that sort of thing.


#6

Yeah that’s how I do it

Like in this list of resources bit, I’ll have something like:

[name of website]
[description of what I used the website for during my time at uni and why it was useful]

he’s implying we should have
[name of website] [citation]
[description of what I used the website for during my time at uni and why it was useful]

Which isn’t a thing is it? You only do a citation if you’ve quoted or paraphrased from a source, not just for naming it…

Dunno


#7

Never been sure of this.

I’m never sure whether something that’s just a brief quote from a source you haven’t actually read can be included as a reference in your bibliography. I do this anyway to make my list look longer. Please tell me everyone else does this.