Reference VS Pointers

I've been read several sources (books), and I haven't been able to find a a clear and concise answer (if there is one) when to use one verses the other. One response I received told me that generally you want to use references in method parameters when dealing with large data.

I know it's up to the programmer to decide how to write a program, but I would be very grateful for some guidance.
I would say use references whenever possible.
There is a good article on this site referencing this idea:

Thanks, that article really cleared things up for me.
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