A referencing style of writing is a specific format for presenting your in-text references (footnotes or endnotes), and bibliography.
In other words Referencing styles are well established systems of referencing with consistent rules. Referencing style basically covers the two essential elements of a referencing writing mode namely:
I. Footnotes or in-text citations such as author-date citations.
II. Reference lists or bibliographies.
The most widely accepted and preferred way of referencing styles of writing is as follows:
• APA
• Vancouver
• AGPS
• MLA
• Oxford
• Harvard
• Chicago
Each style of writing has its own rules for properly citing sources. For example:
• Author-date styles (e.g. APA, MLA, and Harvard) put the author’s name inside the text of the assignment.
• Documentary-note styles (e.g. Chicago and Oxford) put the author’s name in a footnote at the bottom of each page, or in an endnote at the end of the assignment.

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