Rules for your Reference / Bibliography:
A reference list is a detailed list of sources that have already been cited within the text.
The reference list is located at the end of a paper, assignment, article or thesis.
Every reference must have enough information for the reader to find the source again.
A reference list is different from a Bibliography in that a bibliography is a list of all references consulted in preparing the document whether cited or not and a reference list consists only of items also cited in-text.
Rules for individual references in a reference list:
A book reference must have an author, year, title, edition (if it is not the first edition), place of publication and publisher, while a journal article reference must include journal volume, issue and page(s) number(s).
References should be in alphabetical order by author surname of the first author.
References must not be numbered.
The layout, punctuation and capitalisation of all reference types used must be consistant.
Capitalise all personal names and places.
Put Book and Journal titles in italics.
Use Minimal Capitalisation for Book and Article titles (Capitalize the 1st Letter of the 1st word in a sentence).
Use Maximum Capitalisation for Journal titles. (Capitalize the first letter of all words other than conjunctives(and,of, or, etc..)).
In-text references are always included in the work count for an assignment, however the reference list at the end of the essay are often not included in the word count; (check this with your lecturer if necessary).