What is a reference list?

A reference list is a formatted list of the sources that contributed to the creation of your academic writing. This list should be arranged alphabetically by author surname and located at the end of your work.

What is the difference between a bibliography and a reference list?

A reference list should include all the sources that are directly cited in your text, while a bibliography should cite all sources that contributed to your work, including background reading and descriptive notes.

Different organisations may require a bibliography or a reference list, so be sure to check with your institution before you begin your academic projects.

👈 You can find out how to create references for different types of sources in the menu.