- Posted: October 12, 2023
- To: Essay Writing
The MRHA referencing system was created by the Modern Humanities Research Association. Currently, universities are working from the third edition of the style guide, but there may be some differences at your university. As such, you may want to check with your professors or your syllabus before you go ahead and create your references.
In Text Citations
Much like the Oxford referencing system, this referencing system also uses footnotes. You will be required to add a reference number in superscript after the information or the end of the sentence, and then you will add the full reference in your footnotes.
So in your essay a reference could look like the following:
And then in your footnotes you will add the full reference in the following format:
So as an example your reference could look like this:
Again journal articles will most likely be a useful reference for you when writing essays using this system. There is a specific way to reference these when using the MRHA referencing system. Your reference in your reference list or bibliography will look like the following:
It’s important to note that if possible you should always use the physical version of the journal in your reference list. If the journal is only available online, that is when you will use the website address and access dates. An example of a journal being referenced would look like such:
Chapter or article in an edited book
When using the MRHA referencing system, you will also commonly use chapters or articles from a larger edited book. As this is the case, you will need to know how to reference these as well. When referencing a chapter in a large book in your bibliography, it should be laid out like this:
As such your reference should look like the following: