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Referencing:  Harvard Style

Guide to referencing styles for students and researchers

Harvard Style

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This guide is based on the Monash style of Harvard referencing.

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This updated version was released August 2018.

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Harvard Style


The Harvard (or author-date) style of referencing is widely accepted in academic publications, although you may see a number of variations in the way it is used.

This style of referencing requires that you acknowledge the source of your information or ideas in two ways:

  • in the text of your work, when you refer to ideas or information you have collected during your research. Each reference is indicated by including the author and date of the publication referred to, or cited.
  • in a reference list at the end of your text, which gives the full details of the works you have referred to, or cited.

For more information on the Harvard Style see the sites below:

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