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== Site-specific formatting instructions ==
== Site-specific formatting instructions ==
=== Referencing style ===
=== Referencing style ===
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==== Harvard Style ====
Whenever you need to reference sources, you should format your references in the Harvard style of reference.
Whenever you need to reference sources, you should format your references in the Harvard style of reference.
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* Bester, Alfred; introduction by Harry Harrison (1996). ''Demolished Man, The'', New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-67976-781-9.
* Bester, Alfred; introduction by Harry Harrison (1996). ''Demolished Man, The'', New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-67976-781-9.
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==== Quotations ====
In the situation that you need to quote a phrase or paragraph from another source, you can reference your text in the following manner:
In the situation that you need to quote a phrase or paragraph from another source, you can reference your text in the following manner:
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''&mdash;The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil''<sup>[1]</sup>
''&mdash;The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil''<sup>[1]</sup>
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=== Biblical text ===
=== Biblical text ===

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Referencing style

Harvard Style

Whenever you need to reference sources, you should format your references in the Harvard style of reference.

For example (note how the text is punctuated and italicised),

  • Bester, Alfred; introduction by Harry Harrison (1996). Demolished Man, The, New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 0-67976-781-9.

Quotations

In the situation that you need to quote a phrase or paragraph from another source, you can reference your text in the following manner:

<blockquote>
"The name of Babel, which is in Assyrian 'bab-ilani', or
'babilu', i.e. the Gate of God, is a Semitic translation
of the Accadian 'Ka-dingirra-ki'; with the same meaning;
literally: 'Gate + of God + the place'. The etymology of 
the name Babel from balbel, 'to confound,' which is
suggested both in the Assyrian account of the story and
in Genesis, is one of those popular etymologic errors
which are frequently found in ancient authors."<br />
''—The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil''
<ref>Carus, Paul, Dr. ''History of the Devil and the Idea of
Evil, The'', New York: Gramercy Books. ISBN 0-51715-064-6.</ref>
</blockquote>

Which would appear like this:

"The name of Babel, which is in Assyrian 'bab-ilani', or 'babilu', i.e. the Gate of God, is a Semitic translation of the Accadian 'Ka-dingirra-ki'; with the same meaning; literally: 'Gate + of God + the place'. The etymology of the name Babel from balbel, 'to confound,' which is suggested both in the Assyrian account of the story and in Genesis, is one of those popular etymologic errors which are frequently found in ancient authors."
—The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil[1]

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