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Essay referencing

  1. 1. Researching and Referencing Secondary Sources
  2. 2.        Information that someone else has written. Reading about someone else‟s research/ideas. Validates you comments – providing evidence that your comments are correct. Textbooks Internet sites Magazine articles Newspaper articles
  3. 3.     You need to find information from secondary sources to support your essay. Find information about the ways that your selected micro aspects create meaning for audiences. Make sure you integrate quotes and reference the source to acknowledge your research. Avoid Plagiarism!
  4. 4.     Chapter headings Indexes End of chapter summaries Skim reading:  Opening sentences  Key word search  Reading and questioning oneself
  5. 5.   In this example, Lacey is the author, 2005 is the year of publication and, 37 is the page number. “The edit is a potentially disrupting device, as it changes the audience‟s perspective.” (Lacey, 2005:37) OR  As Lacey (2005:37) explains, “The edit is a potentially disrupting device, as it changes the audience‟s perspective.”
  6. 6.     Use a good search engine, eg. Google Don‟t use Wikipedia Be as precise as you can to avoid excessive sites Don‟t let yourself be distracted!
  7. 7.    All sources that you have referenced in the essay must be included in a bibliography at the end of your work. It‟s important to do this so that the reader can complete further research if they wish. All sources should be listed in alphabetical order by surname of the author.
  8. 8. For written texts, you will need the following details:  Author: surname and initial/s or Editor  Date of publication  Full title  Publishers  Place of publication
  9. 9. For internet sources, you will need:      Name of author/writer/originator Title of the piece Full web address Date last accessed Kermode, M. (2011) „Triers of a Clown‟ (Online) Accessed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/ (07/10/11)
  10. 10.    Kermode, M. (2011) „Triers of a Clown‟ (Online) Accessed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/markkermode/ (07/10/11) Lacey, N. (2005) Introduction to Film, London:Palgrave Macmillan. Radner, H. (2009) „Le Divorce: romance, Separation and Reconcilliation‟, in Abbott, S. & Jermyn, D. Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema, London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  11. 11. 1. Select a quote from the provided source and write it out with the use of accurate referencing.  Make sure that you select a quote that you understand so that you can explain it.  Don‟t ever include a quote without discussing it. 2. Find another suitable quote online

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