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Harvard Referencing Style Guide: Internet / websites

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

Citing material from the Internet / websites

When citing web sites or pages which may change it's important to make a note of the date you accessed the page or retrieved information from the page, and also note the URL of the page. You will need this information for your references.

Websites can sometimes be difficult to cite as you might have to draw information from different areas of the webpage or website to put into your citation. Some information, like authorship or publication date can be hard to find or identify. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see two brief video tutorials that give you some useful tips on where to look for information to make your citation as complete as possible.

Citing material from the Internet/websites: examples

Material Type

In-Text Example

Reference List Example

Webpage: No Author

(Improve indigenous housing, 2007)

Use first few words of the page title

Improve indigenous housing now, government told, 2007. Available from: <http://www.architecture.com.au/i-cms?page=10220>. [8 February 2009].
Webpage: No Date (Jones, n.d.) Jones, M.D. n.d. Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Available from: <http://www.architecture.com.au>. [6 June 2009].
Web Document (Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, 2006) Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources. 2006. Being Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic: a Kit for Small Businesses, Government of Australia, Available from: <http://www.innovation.gov.au>. [28 February 2009].
Website (Australian Securities Exchange, 2009) Australian Securities Exchange. 2009. Market Information. Available from: <http://www.asx.com.au/professionals/market_information/index.htm>. [5 July 2009].
Blog (Newton, 2007) Newton, A. 2007. Newcastle toolkit. 16 January 2007. Angela Newton: Blog. Available from: <https://elgg.leeds.ac.uk/libajn/weblog/>. [23 February 2007].
Computer Software (OpenOffice.org, 2005) OpenOffice.org, computer software. 2005. Available from: <http://www.openoffice.org>. [11 January 2005].
Web Based Image / table / figure (The Lunar Interior 2000) The Lunar Interior, 2000. Available from: <http://www.planetscapes.com/solar/browse/moon/moonint.jpg>. [28 November 2000].

Video tutorials on citing websites