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    A citation is the part of the Harvard reference format that you include within the main body of your work whenever you directly quote from, or refer to work which is produced by another author. In the Harvard reference, the citation includes the author’s surname and year of publication.


    Harvard uses the ‘author-date’ style of referencing. That is, in-text references (generally) appear in the following format:

    (Author’s Last Name Year of Publication, Page Number(s))

    Example: (Austen 1814, p. 61)

    • You are also acceptable to include the author’s name in a sentence, overlooking it from the supports.

    Example: Alex (1812, p. 60-65) witnesses that…

    • If you are referring to an entire work, include only the author’s last name and year of publication in brackets. If you are mentioning to part of a work, you must include page numbers or their equivalent (see specific examples for more information).

    • When citing a basis you have not read yourself, but which is stated to in a source you have read, use the following method:
    Moore (as cited in Charli 1996, p. 20) stated that…

    The reference list should appear at the end of your work on a separate page

    • Only include Harvard references you have cited in your work
    • Harvard References should be listed in alphabetical order
    • All Harvard references should have a hanging indent. That is, all lines of a reference subsequent to the first should be indented

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