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Harvard Referencing (AGSM)

Guide to the Harvard Referencing Style, as used by Australian Government bodies


Format Author A (Year) Title of thesis: subtitle of thesis [type of thesis], Name of University, accessed Day Month Year. URL
Example Lienart GH (2016) Effects of temperature and food availability on the antipredator behaviour of juvenile coral reef fishes [doctoral thesis], James Cook University, accessed 10 November 2021.


  • If you are citing from an online PDF, link to the page that hosts the PDF, not directly to the PDF itself.

For EndNote users:

EndNote Reference Type Thesis
Field notes
  • Enter the type of thesis (e.g. doctoral, master's) in the Thesis Type field.

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