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    If you need to change a lower case letter to a capital letter when writing a physics lab report, do you just do this? "[S]et the sun on fire."
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    (Original post by Airess3)
    If you need to change a lower case letter to a capital letter when writing a physics lab report, do you just do this? "[S]et the sun on fire."
    If you're using Harvard referencing, you typically write the sentence you have taken or quoted from a paper, then write the author's name of the paper, then the year in brackets at the end of your sentence. One example would be this: "After that I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe…" (Fitzgerald, 2004). You would then write the details of this reference in your list of citations or bibliography at the end, which may look something like this (if you're quoting a book in this case): Fitzgerald, F. (2004). The great Gatsby. New York: Scribner.

    These all vary depending on the variations of Harvard referencing you use, in addition to the various types of references you use. I strongly recommend you read a Harvard referencing guide in detail if you want to reference citations correctly
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    (Original post by Eloades11)
    If you're using Harvard referencing, you typically write the sentence you have taken or quoted from a paper, then write the author's name of the paper, then the year in brackets at the end of your sentence. One example would be this: "After that I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe…" (Fitzgerald, 2004). You would then write the details of this reference in your list of citations or bibliography at the end, which may look something like this (if you're quoting a book in this case): Fitzgerald, F. (2004). The great Gatsby. New York: Scribner.

    These all vary depending on the variations of Harvard referencing you use, in addition to the various types of references you use. I strongly recommend you read a Harvard referencing guide in detail if you want to reference citations correctly
    I know, I just want to know if I need to use brackets like I did for a capital letter that wasn't originally in the quote.
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    (Original post by Airess3)
    I know, I just want to know if I need to use brackets like I did for a capital letter that wasn't originally in the quote.
    Different unis typically have their own Harvard referencing guides available from the library or the library website... that's what you should use... tbh they do vary a bit.

    e.g Anglia Ruskins guide http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referenci...ncing_2015.pdf wants you to use the date of original publication for books, (p22) which contradicts a previous poster and some online referencing tools.

    the same guide gives an example (p12) of a sentence fragment in quotes without any capitalisation.
 
 
 
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