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Welcome to this Refresher on Harvard Referencing.
Use these pages to practice referencing books, ebooks, journal articles and websites in the Harvard style.
A reference is made of four parts:
Who? Author's name, or the name of the organisation or website
When? Year of publication (if there is no date, put n.d.)
What? Title of the webpage. Name of organisation if applicable.
Where? Date accessed and URL
For websites with a named author:
Author’s surname/s, Initial/s. (Year of publication)
Title of page (in italics). Name of organisation if applicable. [Online] [Date accessed] URL
For websites without a named author:
Name of organisation. (Year of publication)
Title of page (in italics). [Online] [Date accessed] URL
Try it yourself
Run to create your reference.
Enter each piece of information then hit Enter.