Harvard Referencing Tutorial

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Aims of this tutorial
How to use the tutorial
What is citing and referencing?
An example
Why is it important to cite references?
When should I cite?
Citing using the Harvard Style
Multiple authors
Activity 1: Citing in the text
How to quote
List of references
Chapter in an edited book
Journal article
Electronic journal article
Web document
Activity 2: Compile the references
Final words of advice


You need to include the following information:

Author. Year. Book title. Place: Publisher.


Potts, D. 2002. Project planning and analysis for development. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Reinner.

If there are three or more authors include all their names or just write the first author's name and then write et al. If the book is in its second edition or beyond, you also need to include this information in the reference:

Seifert, K. L. et al. 2000. Lifespan development. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Seifert, K. L., Hoffnung, R.J. and Hoffnung, M. 2000. Lifespan development. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


All the information you need to reference a book is usually on the front and back of the title page. This is normally one of the first pages inside the book and has the copyright information on the reverse.

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