Ensure that you disclose the author’s name and year of publication

Students need to provide the name of the author when referring to a publication. This view has been supported by Merryweather (1986).

However, where you are mentioning a particular part of the work, and making direct or indirect reference to this, a page reference should be included: Merryweather (1994, pp.32-33) states that “when writing for a professional readership, writers invariably make reference to already published works”.

According to Merryweather (1986, pp.100-103), students should always endeavor to reference published research when addressing focal issues.

An indirect reference

During the 1930’s research undertaken in professional publishing (Merryweather, 1986) showed that…