Step 7: Reference like a pro

Key takeaways

1. All analyses need to contain sources with working URLs.

2. Sources should always be referenced in the body of your analysis following the set standard.

3. Analyses that contain no sources or in-text citations will be rejected.

What you need to know

In terms of format, references should be

  • Hyperlinked 
  • Superscripted

But what does it look like exactly?


N = source number,

X = page number within the source (if there is any)

X-Y = page range within the source

For multiple sources, please separate them with a comma and no spacing:

Attention: in-between the source number and the page number, please add a semicolon ; and the letter p.

Select a maximum of 10 high-quality, publicly available sources, which are in English or translated into English.

How to cite sources

Now let’s get to the technical stuff: how to use superscript to cite your sources and hyperlink them.

  1. Add your sources while writing your analysis
  2. When you have finished your work, add in-text citations after each statement, associating them to the correct source number entered in the list (1,2,3...)
  3. Select the in-text citation you have just added and click on the superscript icon
  4. Select the now superscript in-text citation and click on the hyperlink icon
  5. Add the source URL in the text box which appears
  6. Select "open in new tab"
  7. Click on "insert" or “update” (if it is not the first time you are adding this hyperlink)

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