Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2019     Views: 21422

The word count usually refers to the information provided in the body of the text. Accordingly, the title page and references may not be included, but it's a safe assumption to include your in-text citations in your word count since the citations provide critical information within the text. Please see "Include citations in word count?" for more information. If you are unsure what content your instructor will include in the word count, please check with your instructor for clarification.