Museum Studies bibliography

How to format a bibliography in Museum Studies

The School of Museum Studies permits students to use either the University's Author-Date or Footnote referencing styles.

If using the Author-Date referencing style, the author's surname and the publication date are cited, in parentheses, in the text of the assignment and a corresponding List of References cited is included at the end of the assignment.

If using the Footnote referencing style, a superscript number is inserted into the text of the assignment, and the full reference is included in the corresponding footnote at the bottom of the page.  A complete list of all references cited is also included in a Bibliography at the end of the assignment.  The full footnote should be copied and pasted into the bibliography, this includes internet address and accessed dates.

General Guidance

  • The Bibliography (also known as List of References or Reference List) should include all references cited in the assignment.  It may also include items consulted (as background reading) but not directed cited.
  • For both the Author-Date and Footnote referencing styles, the bibliography should be organised alphabetically by author's surname.
  • Include all resource types (e.g. books, chapters, articles) in a single list - there is no need to organise the bibliography into sections by resource type.
  • For the Author-Date referencing style, the author information should be in surname - initial order.  For the Footnote referencing style, the author information should be in surname - first name order (first name - surname order in the footnotes).
  • If citing two or more references by the same author, published in different years, these should be organised chronologically (earliest first).
  • For the Author-Date referencing style, if citing two or more references by the same author, published in the same year, you should distinguish between them with a lowercase letter (e.g. 2016a, 2016b).
  • For the Footnote referencing style, include all internet addresses and accessed dates, but exclude page number pinpoints for direct quotations.

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Author-Date example

Here is an example bibliography in the Author-Date referencing style:


Bibliography

Bann, S. (1993) 'Pop Art and Genre', New Literary History, 24(1), pp. 115-124.
James, J. (1996) Pop art. London: Phaidon.
Kelly, E.T. (1964) 'Neo-Dada: A Critique of Pop Art', Art Journal, 23(3), pp. 192-201.
Madoff, S.H. (1997) Pop art: a critical history. Berkeley, Calif; London: University of California Press.
Russell, J., Gablik, S. and Hayward Gallery (1969) Pop art redefined. London: Thames & Hudson.
Tickner, L. (2012) '‘Export Britain’: Pop Art, Mass Culture and the Export Drive', Art History, 35(2), pp. 394-419.
Tyler, K. (2009) 'A Talent or a Muse? Lee Miller at the Birth of Pop Art', The Art Book, 16(3), pp. 57-58.

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Footnote example

Here is an example bibliography in the Footnote referencing style:


Bibliography

Bann, Stephen, 'Pop Art and Genre', New Literary History, 24, no.1 (1993), pp.115-124.

James, Jamie, Pop art (London: Phaidon, 1996).
Kelly, Edward T., 'Neo-Dada: A Critique of Pop Art', Art Journal, 23, no.3 (1964), pp.192-201.
Madoff, Steven Henry, Pop art: a critical history (Berkeley, Calif; London: University of California Press, 1997).
Russell, John, Suzi Gablik and Hayward Gallery, Pop art redefined (London: Thames & Hudson, 1969).
Tickner, Lisa, '‘Export Britain’: Pop Art, Mass Culture and the Export Drive', Art History, 35, no.2 (2012), pp.394-419.
Tyler, Kim, 'A Talent or a Muse? Lee Miller at the Birth of Pop Art', The Art Book, 16, no.3 (2009), pp.57-58.


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Help and Training

We run Author-Date and Footnote referencing workshops approximately once a semester. The two hour sessions are run by a librarian, and provide an introduction to  referencing, and an opportunity to practise your referencing skills.

If you have a question about referencing, please contact us at librarians@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 2055. You can also book an individual or group appointment with a librarian using Book a Librarian.

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