Harvard Examples - What is Harvard?

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Harvard is a referencing style using an author date system.

Why reference?

When reference?

The author date system

Every reference is made up of two corresponding parts.

  1. The in text citation. Used in the text where sourced information is used. It provides basic information only, such as the author, year and the page number, if appropriate. The in text citation allows the reader to go to and locate the full reference in the reference list.
  2. The reference list entry. It gives the full details of the source used, sufficient to uniquely identify and locate the source.

A referencing style provides rules of consistency so that a reader is able to interpret the citation and end referencing without confusion.

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