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Harvard Referencing Style Guide: Introduction

This guide shows students and staff how to reference using the Harvard Referencing style.

In this guide...

click on the links below for further information on referencing each material type

 

Introduction

Reference Formats

Books/eBooks

  • No Authors
  • 1, 2 or More Authors
  • No Editors
  • 1, 2 or More Editors
  • Chapters in Books

Cases and Legislation

  • Cases
  • Acts of Parliament
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Bills

Company Information

  • Company Reports
  • Company Profiles

Conference Proceedings

  • Print
  • Online

Internet/Websites

  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Web Images
  • Web Documents
  • Computer Software

Journal Articles

  • CMO Articles
  • Print
  • Online

Lecture Notes

 

Multimedia Formats

  • Audio-Visual Material

Newspaper Articles

  • Print
  • Online

Patents & Standards

Theses

All Examples

  • A table of examples in all formats for quick reference

WHY IS REFERENCING IMPORTANT?

Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work and helps avoid plagiarism.

Referencing also demonstrates that you've read relevant backgound literature and you can provide authority for statements you make in your assignments.

The Harvard citation style can vary in minor features such as punctuation, capitalisation, abbreviations, and the use of italics.

Always check with your lecturer/tutor for which citation style they prefer you to use.