What is a Reference:
A reference list is a list of works that you are acknowledging as being used in your research, essay or assignment
References in a list are arranged alphabetically, by surname and then year, at the end of your work
A reference must allow the reader to be able to find the material that you have cited so that it can be verified as having supported your arguments correctly
What is a ‘Referencing Style’
Financial reports from a terminal database such as Bloomberg
Year of publication/last updated (in round brackets
Title of dataset (in single quotation marks)
Name of database
Marks and Spencer’s share price continued to rise despite poor sales (Bloomberg, 2016)
Bloomberg (2016) ‘Marks and Spencer plc, historical share price table’, Bloomberg (Accessed: 15 June 2016)
Financial Reports from Online Databases such as S&P Capital IQ
During 2018, Vodafone Group plc showed increased operating revenues (S&P Capital IQ, 2019).
S&P Capital IQ (2019) ‘Vodafone Group plc financial report’. Available at: https://www-capitaliq-com.ezproxy.mdx.ac.uk/ (Accessed: 5 January 2019)
Company Annual Reports such as Marks and Spencer
OR if accessed on the internet:
The company's profits expanded (M&S plc, 2015) .......
M&S plc. (2015) Annual report 2015. Available at: http://annualreport2015.marksandspencer.com/ (Accessed: 8 January 2016).