Wednesday 30 August 2017

Harvard Referencing Style for Works Cited List

Harvard Referencing Style for Works Cited List

Harvard Style
Your reference list entries should follow the format of:
·         Author’s surname followed by initials
·         The year of publication
·         The title of the text in either quote marks or italics, depending on whether it is a short work or a larger work respectively
·         The publisher’s name
·         The place of publication

In contrast to the MLA format which uses periods, the Harvard style separates each aspect of the reference with a comma. For example, a simple book entry for John Milton’s Paradise Lost will look as follows:

Milton, J 2003, Paradise Lost, Penguin Classics, London.

Notice the placement of commas. Commas separate the author’s initials from their surname, and the year of publication from the name of the text.

For books with two or more authors, give the first (primary) author’s surname, a comma and the initial, and follow that with the second author’s surname and initial, in this format:

Rollins, J, Thompson, P & Johnson, P 2007

There is no limit on the number of authors listed in the reference list in the Harvard style, and the term “et al.” should only be used for in-text citations. Each author should appear in the reference list.
If you are using an article within a book, or any shorter work which appears as part of a larger collection like a poem in an anthology or a scholarly paper within a journal, then you will include both the name of the short work in quotation marks as well as the name of the long work in italics. You’ll also have to include the pages that the short work appears on, if these are available:

Titus, J 2006, “The Raging Sea”, Poems About Water, Purple Publishers, New York, pp. 25-33.

For scholarly journals, you can also include the edition details, such as the volume and the number of the journal:

Azua, M 2003, “Phenomenology in the Workplace”, Journal of Workplace Philosophy, vol. 22, no. 5, pp.38-77.

For electronic sources such as websites, you can keep the same format and simply leave out any information which is not available, such as author’s name or date of publication.

You should include the URL of any sites that you visit in place of page numbers, and the date that you accessed the information.

Rice, H 2017, “10 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Doing Wrong”, FuzzBeed, viewed 22 April 2017,

In this example, the date of viewing the site is listed after the title of the website. For online scholarly articles, you can use the usual format given for physical journal articles, and simply include the URL and the date you accessed it.