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UOW Harvard

UOW Harvard

This guide to the UOW Harvard edition is an updated edition of the previous UOW Harvard referencing guide. It has been greatly expanded to include more content and examples for ease of use. Remember that there are different Harvard styles and UOW Harvard formatting may not agree with the Harvard formatting included in programs such as MS Word or Endnote. For other referencing styles and some general information on referencing go to the main Referencing & Citing guide.

Please check the Subject Outline, assessment guides or with your subject lecturers regarding the appropriateness of the various types of sources that can be used in your assignments.

The Harvard referencing style is an author-date citation style with two main features:

  • In-text citations, you refer to another author's work. You must cite your source by providing the last name(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication.

  • The reference list which appears at the end of your assignment. This list includes full details of each source you have cited in-text, listing them in alphabetical order by the author's last name.

How to use this guide

This guide provides specific examples of how to correctly cite and reference a wide range of sources you may encounter in your studies. You should familiarise yourself with this guide as it will help you master this style of referencing.

The information required for an in-text citation or reference list entry can differ depending on the type of source you are using. To help you with this, specific examples are organised throughout this guide according to source type, such as books, journals, and websites. Consult these sections when you need guidance on how to cite and reference a particular type of source.

Remember: learning is a process, and referencing is no different. If you require ongoing support with referencing, make sure to reach out to your subject lecturer or tutor.
Help for referencing can also be sought via materials on Academic Skills and Study Support site or through one on one consultations.


One on one consultations:

Academic Skills and Study Support materials: