Numerical referencing

Numerical referencing: citing in the body of the text

When you cite a piece of work from any source of information such as a book, webpage and so on, you use a number which will correspond with the full details of the source. The full details will be written in your foot/end note list. You can use brackets or superscript, but do not switch between the two; always use the same format and be consistent.

Example 1: brackets

The report [1] emphasises that the research done by Holstein was in direct conflict with that produced by Greene.

Example 2: superscript

The report1 emphasises that the research done by Holstein was in direct conflict with that produced by Greene.

Example 3: information from several sources

It has been proven that the research in this area is inconclusive1,3, 4-8 however Smith9declares...

TIP: Superscript 

If you are using Microsoft Word you can either use the 'footnote' function, position your cursor where you want the number to be, then click on Insert / Referencing / Footnote 

or

Type a number and highlight it, then click on Format / Font / Superscript