How to make a reference page for a research paper?

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The reference page is an obligatory part of the research paper and diploma work and shows the ability of the listener to put into practice the knowledge gained in the study of relevant disciplines.

The reference page includes bibliographic information about the sources used in the preparation of the work.

It is also recommended to include bibliographic records of documents cited in the text of the work and sources of factual or statistical information (in this case, subscripts or inline text bibliographic references are not made out).

In the works of a retrospective or review nature there arises the necessity of mentioning one or another publication. In the event that the reference pageincludes bibliographic information about publications with which the listener did not directly get acquainted, the bibliographic record indicates the source of information from which information about the publication is taken (in the form: “Quoted from …” or “Given by. .. “).

References must be compiled according to certain rules:

 Selection of literature. The literature used in the preparation of the work is indicated.

 Descriptions of sources. Each record of a book or article is a brief bibliographic record that includes basic information:

  – the author’s name and his initials;

   – title;

   – output: a place of publication, publisher, year of publication;

   – the number of pages.

Samples of bibliographic description

  • Official and policy materials (Federal laws, Government decrees, orders, regulations, recommendations of the Ministry and departments of the Russian Federation)
  • Regulatory and technical documents  
  • Books
  • Unpublished materials (dissertations, abstracts)
  • Electronic resources
  • Components of the document (articles: from a book, from a newspaper, from a magazine, from continuing publications, review)

Examples of references:

Dixon, A. L., Scheidegger, C., & McWhirter, J. J. (2009). The adolescent mattering experience: Gender variations in perceived mattering, anxiety, and depression. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87, 302-310

Wagstaff, D. A., Abramson, P. R., & Pinkerton, S. D. (2000). Research in human sexuality. In Szuchman, L. T. & Muscarella, F. (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on human sexuality (pp. 3-59). New York: Wiley.

Castillo, R. J. (1996). Culture and mental illness: A client centered approach. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.