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    moshira Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 4, 2004, 01:35 PM
    Reference list
    Hi guys.. I need some help here in writing a references list for a paper I'm writing now... I took data from the following resources and I dono the scientific way in writing them to my reference list :

    1- a TV or Radio speech
    2- a paper that was discussed in a conference
    3- an interview

    Thanks a lot dear
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    Emdash Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 26, 2005, 10:48 PM
    Apologies for what must seem like a slow reply, Moshira, but I've only just joined this forum. I'm sure that you've already found an answer to this question, but I hope that you may still find the following useful one way or another. A lot of the rules that apply to referencing these sources will vary according to what style of referencing you've been asked to use. I don't mean to make this more complicated than it needs to be, but there are big differences between in-text (Harvard or author-date), documentary notes (Oxford or footnotes), and numbered (Vancouver) styles. There are also differences between the note that identifies the source, and the full reference that might appear in the bibliography. I'd strongly recommend that you consult a publication manual for guidance on this one. There are two publications that cover the in-text and documentary notes styles really well: The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2003) and The Oxford Style Manual (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003). The numbered (Vancouver) style is covered in "Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals," The Journal of the American Medical Association, 277/11 (1997): 927-934. Other popular guides include the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001) and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003).

    But, I guess I should at least attempt to answer your question, albeit using really vague examples and the Chicago manual's guidelines:

    Speech broadcast via television or radio:
    Presenter's Surname, Forename. Speech broadcast on Title of Television or Radio Program, Network, Month DD, YYYY.
    I've had to be a little creative here. I couldn't find anything that covers a speech that might have been broadcast on television or radio, so I've combined the advice on referencing television programs and conference papers.

    Conference paper:
    Presenter's Surname, Forename. Title of Conference Paper. Paper presented at Name of Conference, City, Month DD, YYYY.

    Interviewee's Surname, Forename (title of interviewee, Name of Organisation), in discussion with author, Month DD, YYYY.

    The manuals I've identified above provide much more detailed information, but they won't necessarily cover every reference type. If you're following the general principles they recommend you can't go far wrong, but if in doubt: be creative, but be consistent. I suspect that you've already submitted whatever you were working on, but I do hope that this might still be useful for future reference.
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    Apr 28, 2007, 07:10 PM
    What type of reference style did your instructor ask for, most of the styles want alphabetical.

    The two most widely used are APA and MLA

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