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Harvard Referencing Guide


The Harvard referencing system

Referencing is a standard practice for acknowledging information sources in academic writing at university. Whenever you write an assignment that requires you to find and use information, you are expected to reference all the sources of information and ideas included in your writing.

This webpage provides guidelines for using the Harvard referencing system. There are two components to a Harvard reference:

  1. an in-text reference in the body of your assignment:
    Chan (2011) explores a range of themes and ideas ...
  2. full reference details in your reference list:
    Chan, D.P., 2011. Business in China. Hong Kong: Dragon Press.

Use the menu at the top to explore the different parts of the Harvard referencing system.