References and Appendix


These appear before the Appendix and should contain an alphabetical list of all the references used, including websites.

There are three main referencing systems you can choose from:

  1. Author-date in-text referencing e.g. Harvard system, American Psychological Association (APA) or Vancouver
  2. Numbered references in the text - Footnotes e.g. Chicago, MLA
  3. Numbered references in the text - Endnotes, e.g. Chicago, MLA


Following is a summary of each system.

For full details on each style see:


You will need to check with your lecturers which referencing convention you are expected to use.


The Appendix or if there are more than one, Appendices, appear at the end of the document after the list of references. They include material which is too detailed to include in the main body of the report. Make sure that each of the Appendices is titled and diagrams, tables and sketches etc are clearly labelled and captioned. What should you put in the Appendix?

  • Gantt charts
  • Team constitution
  • Sketches of prototype design and other stages
  • Diagrams
  • Photographs of whole device and components
  • Detailed tables of results e.g. of testing
  • Risk Assessment tables


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