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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.
Download our quick PDF guide to Harvard below
- This guide is based on the Monash style of Harvard referencing.
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