Repeat Citations in Chicago Referencing

If you’re writing an essay and you have a useful source, chances are you’ll want to cite it more than once. However, some referencing systems have special rules for repeat citations. This is parti...

MLA Referencing – Social Media

Social media is everywhere these days. Some people still avoid it, but they’re basically the modern version of cavemen muttering about how this new ‘fire’ thing is just a fad. Even referencing s...

Vancouver Referencing (What You Need to Know)

Join us on a journey north. Out of Australia, across the ocean and all the way to British Columbia in Canada. There, we find a city called ‘Vancouver’. Among its many claims to fame, Vancouver has...

Fauna and Flora (aka What is Species Citation?)

Most of the wildlife in Australia is able to kill you. As such, wouldn’t it be nice if we had a way to classify animal and plant species so we know which ones are deadly? Sadly, this doesn’t exist...

MLA Referencing – Citing an Online Video

Usually, students use YouTube as a way of putting off work. Sometimes, though, everybody’s favourite online video platform can actually help you with research! Hard to believe, we know. But if that ...

Oxford Referencing – Citing Conference Papers

Conference papers can be useful when writing an essay. But to use a conference paper in your work, you need to know how to cite it. In this post, we look at doing this with Oxford referencing. Footnot...

Citing Religious Texts in Academic Writing

There are many religious texts in the world: the Bible, the Quran, the Dhammapada, etc. We’ll leave aside the question of which are correct (no spoilers). Instead, we’re focusing on the less contr...

Chicago Referencing – Newspapers (Footnotes)

While not a standard academic source, you can cite newspapers in an essay. But you have to be careful to avoid fake news. And you need to know how to cite them correctly. Here, for example, is how you...