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Referencing refers to the way in which the resources used in a research document are referred to or cited. There are various referencing styles which are followed by universities in UK, most popular among them being the APA and Harvard styles. These are style guides or manuals, which lay down certain rules and regulations regarding referencing and formatting of academic documents.

The style as prescribed by the concerned university needs to be followed without any error to ensure that the report is judged positively. There have been instances of research reports getting rejected just because they had wrong citation and formatting style, or inconsistency in citing references in various chapters. It is, thus, crucial that you follow the correct style in a consistent manner throughout the report.

Many scholars who take up PhD research are well versed in their own field but are not familiar with the rules of referencing. Hence, they end up making mistakes, which cost them dearly at the time of evaluation. We help such candidates in formatting the paper in such a way that it does not leave any scope of errors. Since referencing is done differently under varied styles, we make you follow the style that your institution suggests.

Our editors have command over the different citation styles and closely monitor each reference. They ensure that the name of publication, names of authors, page number from where references are taken and other required details are accurate and in proper order. The chapters in which citations are mainly highlighted are literature review and bibliography, though they might be present in other chapters as well. Nowadays, digital resources are also being used widely and there are separate rules for citing references from the internet or online libraries. Our team is equally adept at implementing these rules as well. So, whatever the nature of resource you use, we will be able to assist you in every way.

The referencing styles are also applicable for presentation aspects, such as:

  • Style of writing the header and sub header (bold, underlined, italicised, etc.)
  • Font to be used for writing the report
  • Margins to be left on all sides of paper
  • Order in which references are to be written (chronologically, alphabetically)
  • Format of labelling graphs, images, tables and their placement in the report
  • Appendices or supporting material provided with the report

While formatting your paper, our focus remains on correcting the above points, in addition to pagination, tabular and graphic formats. We try to maintain consistency throughout a document with regards to every major and minor formatting parameter. Our aim is to timely deliver a zero-error document. You need to mention the exact formatting style to be followed when placing your order, and special requirements, if any.

To know more about our referencing and format service, you may submit an online query so we may get back to you with the required information.

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