Harvard Reference Style Crib Sheet

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Introduction

The type of reference list required may change depending on course requirements but this is just a reminder of the basic layout for the Harvard Reference style with links to further resources below. These notes summarise the very useful online guide offered by Anglian Ruskin University Library.

Book

Author, Initials., [followed by a comma, then initials, followed by a full stop and a comma]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of book [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a full stop]

Edition (only include this if not the first edition). [followed by a full stop]

Place of publication: [followed by a colon]

Publisher. [followed by a full stop]

Example: Kirk, J. & Munday, R.J., (1988). Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Book Chapter

Chapter

Contributing Author, Initials., [punctuation as above]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of chapter.{followed by ‘IN’ and a colon]

Book Author(s/)Editor(s) name and initials, [followed by a comma, then ‘ed(s)’ and a full stop]

Title of book [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a full stop]

Place of publication: [followed by a colon]

Publisher. [followed by a full stop]

Chapter or page reference. [followed by a full stop]

Example: Smith, J., (1975). A source of information IN: Jones, W., ed. One hundred and one ways to find information about health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ch.2.

Journal Articles

Author, Initials., [punctuation as above]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of article. [followed by a full stop]

Full Title of Journal, [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a comma]

Volume number and (Issue/Part No.), {Issue/Part No. in brackets, followed by a comma]

Page numbers. [abbreviated with ‘p.’, followed by a full stop]

Example: Perry, C., (2001). What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing Times, 97(22), p.63-64.

Newspaper Articles

Author, Initials., or newspaper title [punctuation as above]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of article. [followed by a full stop]

Full Title of Newspaper, [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a comma]

Date and month. [followed by a full stop]

Page numbers. [abbreviated with ‘p.’followed by a full stop]

Example: Slapper, G., (2005). Corporate manslaughter: new issues for lawyers. The Times, 3 Sep. p.4-5.

Conference Papers

Contributing Author, Initials., [punctuation as above]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Full title of conference paper. {followed by a full stop and then ‘IN’ and a colon]

Name and Initials of Editor of conference proceedings or name of organisation [followed by a comma, then ‘ed(s)’ and a full stop]

Full title of conference [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a comma]

Location and Date [followed by a full stop]

Place of publication [followed by a colon]

Publisher [followed by a full stop]

Example: Brown, J., (2005). Evaluating surveys of transparent governance. IN: UNDESA, (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), ed.

6th Global forum on reinventing government: towards participatory and transparent governance, Seoul, Republic of Korea 24-27 May 2005. New York: United Nations.

Dissertations/Theses

Contributing Author, Initials., [punctuation as above]

Year of publication. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of dissertation. [underlined or in ITALICS, followed by a comma]

Designation and Level. [ie Disseration, Theses, followed level (bracketed), followed by a comma]

Name of University

Example: Richmond, J., (2005) Customer expectations in the world of electronic banking: a case study of the Bank of Britain. Theses (Ph. D), Anglia Ruskin University.

Electronic publications.

Author, Initials., [punctuation as above]

Year. [in brackets, followed by a full stop]

Title of document or page. [type of medium in sq. brackets ie online]. [followed by a full stop]

Available from: [Website Address Locating details on separate line] [colon before sq. bracket]

[Accessed on dd/month/yyyy on separate line]

Example: National electronic Library for Health, (2003). Can walking make you slimmer and healthier? (Hitting the headlines article) [Online]. (Updated 16 Jan 2005)
Available from: http://www.nhs.uk.hth.walking

[Accessed on 10 April 2005]

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