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Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher.


Brookes, R. (2014). Study Guide Little Bird (p. 5). Adelaide: State Ed.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


“Paul Capsis and I spoke about the themes we were interested in exploring and the kind of theatre we wanted to make.” (Brookes, 2014)

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