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Conferences

Required information:

  • Conference editor or organisation
  • (Year of publication)
  • Title of the conference paper
  • Title of the conference
  • Place where the conference took place
  • Date the conference was held
  • Publisher

Example:

PARTLOW, R. B. and H. T. MOORE, eds. (1980) D. H. Lawrence, the man who lived. D. H. Lawrence conference, Southern Illinois University, Carbondate, April 1979. Carbondate: Southern Illinois University Press.

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Standards

Required information:

  • NAME OF AUTHORISING ORGANISATION
  • (Year of publication)
  • Number and title of standard.
  • Place of publication:
  • Publisher.

Example:

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTION. BS EN ISO 9001:2009 Quality management systems. Requirements. London: BSI, 2009

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Patents

Required information:

  • APPLICANT.
  • Title.
  • INVENTOR(S).
  • Title.
  • Patent application number:
  • Publication date.

Example:

CONTROL DEVICES, INCORPORATED. Ball valve. Inventors: Joseph L. KRECHEL, Michael J. PURVIS. US patent application US 05/621,956. 1975-10-14. 

Theses and dissertations

Required information:

  • AUTHOR
  • (Year)
  • Title.
  • Designation
  • (Level, e.g. MSc, PhD.),
  • Institution.

Example:

BEESLEY, D. (2011) Making sense of reasons: prospects for an interpretivist account of practical reasons. Thesis (PhD), University of Nottingham.

 

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