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Quick Guide to Referencing: Harvard

A quick referencing guide for Pathways & Learning Support students or anyone interested in common referencing style basics

Harvard referencing uses the author-date style to reference sources in two ways:

  1. in-text referencing
    • This refers to referencing within your writing. 
    • When referring to ideas or information that you have collected and referred to, the source of the information must be referenced.
    • Each reference is indicated by including the author and date of the source referred to. This is also called citing.
  2. a reference list
    • this list appears at the end of your writing
    • it includes all of the works you have referred to, or cited with full details

Examples and videos

See our Harvard examples

or watch a short

Harvard referencing video