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TUS: Cite them right: Harvard Guide

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Cite Them Right 



The Harvard citation style varies worldwide in features such as punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, and the use of italics.

TUS Library recommends use of the 'Cite Them Right Harvard' style

This Harvard libguide is  consistent with the 12th Edition of the popular 'Cite Them Right' text book style. 

You may wish to refer to the printed book for further detail and help with your referencing. There are a number of copies of the printed guide in our libraries.  

ReferencePears, R. and Shields, G. (2022) Cite Them Right: the essential referencing guide. London: Bloomsbury



Getting Started

There are two components to referencing:

(1) In-text citations in your paper

(2) The reference list at the end of your paper.

The In-text citation:

Harvard is an 'author/date' style, so your in-text reference or citation always contains author and date details, sometimes the page information is also given in-text. If your in text citation is a general one, not specific to a page and not a quotation or copy, then the in text citation would simply use author and date as below. All quotations or copied text, must have a page number included in the in-text reference, if this is available in the material type you are referencing.









A reference list entries contain all the information that someone needs to follow up your in-text citation sources. Reference lists in Harvard are arranged alphabetically by author.

A reference list, gives the full references for your in-text citations only, while a bibliography is a list of all works consulted whether cited in-text or not. Reference lists are most commonly used.

 Reference list example for a book









Reference list example for a Journal



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