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Harvard Referencing

Guide to citing & referencing in this author, date style for JCU students

About author-date Harvard system

The author-date, or Harvard, style of referencing is widely accepted in academic publications, although you may see a number of variations in the way it is used.

The information and examples on these pages are based on the Australian Style manual for authors, editors and printers, 6th edition.

This style of referencing requires that you acknowledge the source of your information or ideas in two ways:

  • in the text of your work, in-text (parenthetical) citations, and
  • in a reference list at the end of your essay, which contains a full alphabetical list of all the references you have used.

Introduction to Harvard referencing interactive tutorial

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