Durham University does not insist on a single system of referencing, or a single style guide for academic writing. We do ask that each TEI give clear and consistent guidance to its students, either pointing them to one of the existing approaches or setting out their own clearly and comprehensively. It is of particular importance that students know how to reference different kinds of material when they quote, paraphrase, or allude to it – and so an important part of the toolkit students need to avoid plagiarism.
National Ministry Team, drawing on the practice of Durham's Department of Theology and Religion, has drawn up a set of 'Academic Conventions' based on the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) Style guide. It sets out rules for referencing and creating bibliographies, as well as providing some general help on grammar and punctuation.