The following standards are worth studying, they include a lot of examples of references and citations:
• ISO 690:1987 covers marking source references to written documents.
• ISO-690-2 Information and documentation – Bibliographic references- Part 2: Electronic documents or parts thereof (Extracts of the standard can be found via Google.).
• SFS 5989 Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources (2012) (available via SFS Online service).
• Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 2010. Washington (D.C.) : American Psychological Association. ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5.
The place of in-text citation depends whether the focus of the sentence is on the author or on the information
Examples of how to cite in text according to the Harvard system:
Notice that the full stop is always placed outside the citation in most international citation styles.
Accurate references is one of the characteristic aspects of academic writing. Make sure that you correctly reference all the sources for the information you have included in your work.
The ideas that you refer to need to be made explicit by a system of citation. The bibliography should include details for everything that you cite in your work.
A reference consists of two parts: in-text citation and bibliographic reference.