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Wildpro Referencing System

The Reference system in Wildpro is as follows:

B Book (except for older books, these publications have an ISBN)
J Journal (peer-reviewed; these publications have an ISSN)
M Miscellaneous Documents (often internal publications of organisations; may be available on the Web. Do not have an ISBN or ISSN)
N Newsletter / Magazine (not known to be peer-reviewed; some of these publications have an ISSN)
P Proceedings (of conferences, courses etc.)
Th Theses (Theses produced for higher degrees: PhD, MSc etc)
V Personal Communication
W Organisations and Websites

For further information see: Wildpro Reference System Explained

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