Citethemrightonline.com is your best tool for getting referencing right. The Harvard conventions can be observed in this sample text and referencing list. There are slight differences in various versions of Harvard, so make sure that you sign into citethemrightonline.com ‘through your institution’ to follow the guidance for Harvard referencing.
APA provides guidelines on writing style as well as referencing for academic writing. Their conventions can be found on citethemrightonline.com, and their guidelines can be found on the APA website and in a style manual.
Each reference has two parts: a short ‘in-text’ citation; and a more detailed reference, included at the end in a ‘reference list’. The reference list only includes sources that have been cited in the essay.
MHRA conventions can be found on citethemrightonline.com, with examples, and on the MHRA style guide online. If you use Microsoft Word to write your MHRA style assignment, these directions from Microsoft on how to insert footnotes and endnotes may be useful.
Each reference has two parts: a footnote or endnote indicated by a superscript number in the text; and a more detailed reference, included at the end in a bibliography. The bibliography includes all sources that have been read, even if they are not cited in the essay.
OSCOLA stands for 'Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities'. OSCOLA is used by universities and publishers worldwide. It is the referencing style used by the BSc (Hons) Law route at the University of Suffolk. OSCOLA conventions, with examples, can be found on citethemrightonline.com, and their guidelines are explained in the OSCOLA Quick Referencing Guide.