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Harvard UON Referencing Style:  About Harvard style

UON Library guide to the Australian Harvard Style based on the online Style Manual: the standard for Australian Government writing and editing 2020.

Harvard style 2020


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 as there is no official manual for this style. This guide is based on the online Australian Government Style Manual 7th edition released in 2020.

This style requires that you acknowledge the sources of your information in two ways:

  • in-text citations with the author and year of publication 
  • a reference list at the end of your paper, with the full details of the works you have cited in your text.

This guide provides general rules, instructions and examples for citing a range of sources such as journal articles, books & book chapters, government documents, conference papers and theses, AV materials, and more web resources.

For details, follow the links under How to cite at the left of this page, or use the index there.

Please Note:

This guide is based on the Style Manual: the standard for Australian Government writing and editing 7th edition 2020. It provides general guidelines only. Students should always check their Course Outline for any variations required or consult their lecturer.

If you are still using the old edition of Harvard style, see the quick PDF guide below.

Still using the old Harvard 6th edition? We also get it covered here!

Quick guide to Harvard style 6th edition 2002

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