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Harvard Reference examples

The Harvard referencing system is the most frequently used style at Staffordshire and is also known as the Author-Date style. It emphasises the name of the creator of a piece of information and the date of publication, with the list of references in alphabetical order at the end of your piece of work.

Some Faculties or subject areas use a different style of referencing, so you should check your module handbook for confirmation of what style is required by your tutor for a particular assignment.

This guide provides examples of how a wide range of information sources should be referenced according to the Harvard style, including the order of the elements and punctuation used. For each source there are examples of how to cite within the text and how to write your list of references.

If you cannot find the type of information you wish to reference included in this document please contact us at ask@staffs.ac.uk.

Punctuation when using Harvard

Punctuation can vary when using Harvard. Hence you might find that some Harvard references will have complete full stops after each part of the reference and some may not. The generally accepted rule when using Harvard is to be consistent with your style and use of punctuation throughout your assignment.

References used:

Harvard formats used in this document have been based on the following texts which can be found in the Library:

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE. (1990). BS5605:1990. Recommendations for citing and referencing published material. Milton Keynes: BSI.

NEVILLE, C. (2010). The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism.2ND edition. Open UP Study Skills. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

PEARS, R & SHIELDS, G. (2006) Cite Them Right: The Essential Guide to Referencing and Plagiarism. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Northumbria University Press.


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