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What if the an article referenced someone and I cannot find the reference list at the end of the article? Should I just use the author of the article for my reference instead?

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An interesting question Alvin

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D Litting, 3 years ago

An interesting question Alvin. Luckily you have all that you need to reference this thing you are reading without the reference list - because the article you are reading is the thing that you put in your reference list and your in text reference. The thing being quoted in the article you are reading (for which you don't have a reference) only needs to be mentioned in terms of the author's name, which presumably you have. 

For example, if you are reading an article by Kerridge from 2014 that quotes someone called Dawson (and you don't have a reference list to explain exactly what Dawson wrote)... you'd deal with it like this

In text
Dawson states that .... (Kerridge 2014)

Reference List

Kerridge, M. 2014, ....


Hope this makes sense,


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