Teodora Sabău


The article mainly refers at the reference instruments as bibliographic elements which are being used in the elaboration of the scientific papers. The aim of the study is to establish the parts and the corresponding format for a good bibliographic use of the documentary sources used in the scientific activity. Are highlighted the differences:  citation /bibliographic description for reference,  reference list / bibliography and the role of the  ISO 690 as a flexible standard which does not impose a fixed style but basic recommendations in the  bibliographic structure of used sources, resulting in a variety of international editorial styles. The major conclusion of the study is that there is the possibility of adapting the international standard requirements to a personal style of using  the reference instruments.

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