A reference is a piece of information that supports or confirms the statement, idea, or position found in a text. A citation is a reference that includes the author's name and year of publication

There are many different types of references.
The most common types of references are books, websites, journals, and articles. Other types include musical references, cookbooks, and encyclopedias.
Additionally they can be used in a formal or informal context like in an academic paper or a blog post.

An end-note reference is usually found at the end of a paragraph. It is placed in parentheses and referenced on a line below the text.
An in-text reference is simply an asterisk with a footnote reference under it. It’s placed within the paragraph’s text.

References are a compilation of the sources that you use in your writing. They can be cited as direct quotes or paraphrased, and they can be used instead of another source if needed.

Some examples of references include:

  • A book you have read
  • A website
  • A magazine article
  • Another blog post
  • An email conversation with a colleague

There is an argument that editors should use their own work as references for their work. The fact that they are editing is proof enough to them as a reason to do so. However, this is not the case and they must be careful not to self-reference themselves in their own works. Although there are no set rules on how many times you can reference yourself, it’s important to make sure your references are relevant and make your point clearly.

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