Referencing Styles: Harvard

This is intended to be a general guide to referencing. Please consult your student handbook for specific information about the referencing system required by your course.

Harvard Referencing (also called Author / Date)

This guide will look at how you would reference the following journal article using Harvard citation style:

  • Title: Study Looks at Online Learning vs. Traditional Instruction,
  • Author: Angiello, Roanne,
  • Journal: Education Digest,
  • Publication date: Oct 2010,
  • Volume and Issue number: Vol. 76 Issue 2,
  • Page Number: 56-59

In the body of the text after quoting or summarising you would indicate the author, year of publication and the page number in brackets.

You would give full details of the works referred to in a separate bibliography at the end of the work.

Example of in text journal reference
(Angiello 2010, p.56) Only include the page number if it is a direct quotation
Example of a journal reference in Bibliography
Angiello, R (2010) Study looks at online learning vs traditional instruction. Education Digest 76 (2) p56-59.

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