What is the difference between an in-text citation and a footnote?


Footnote citation styles require individually numbered footnotes at the bottom of the page for each citation and a bibliography at the end of the document. Referencing styles which use footnote citations include AGLC and Chicago A (Footnote and Bibliography).

In-text citation

In-text citation styles place citations within the text in brackets, with a reference list of all the sources you cited included at the end of your assessment item. Referencing styles which use in-text citations include APAChicago B and MLA.

Once you have selected your preferred reference style we recommend you review the General style notes section, to develop your understanding of the requirements of the style.