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Author-Date or Footnotes?

Check with your tutors and departments if you aren't sure which referencing style you're expected to use when writing your academic assignments.

Every referencing style in use at King's can be found as standard in almost every piece of referencing software available, and they're kept up to date by their respective organisations.

Use the tabs on the left to see more about each referencing style in use at King's.

Aren't using referencing software just yet? Click on the Choosing the right software tab on the left to get started.

Need to know more about the Author-Date and Footnotes styles?

You can find videos to learn more about the styles in use and some quizzes you can take to make sure you know what you need to do, on KLaSS:

I can't see the style I'm expected to use, what do I do?

Use the tab on the left to look up the Legacy Guide to Referencing that we used until January 2020. 

Some faculties and departments might not have chosen between Author-Date or Footnotes yet. The Legacy Guide to Referencing displays our most up to date understanding of the different styles in use at King's as of January 2020.

If you're unsure, please contact your department or tutor in the first instance.

Author-Date (APA 6th) and Footnotes (Chicago 16th) Style Guides