how to harvard reference a website
To be made up of:
- Year that the site was published/last updated (in round brackets).
- Title of web page (in italics).
- Available at: URL.
- (Accessed: date).
If you do not know who has written or published the content, then you should first consider if it is suitable for academic work. The Being Digital activity about evaluating information will help.
You can still format a reference for a web page by using the page title in place of the author and ‘no date’ for the year. You should be able to work out the publisher by checking links to the homepage.
Harvard Referencing Guide
Unlike many referencing styles, there is no source document for a Harvard Guide. This guide is based on Commonwealth of Australia 2002, Style Manual for authors, editors and printers , 6th edn , rev. by Snooks & Co, John Wiley & Sons, Australia, Milton; and a wide range of online Harvard Guides were also consulted.
- A table of contents, which can be used as a quick guide on each page
- examples of in-text citing for each source type
- basic explanations of key terms and symbols used in referencing
- more comprehensive coverage of source types
- rules for page numbers at the top of each page
- notes included with individual examples where relevant, highlighting details that may be overlooked
- tips for figures, tables and musical notation at Appendix A
- a quick guide for referencing articles at Appendix B
- a quick guide to in-text referencing at Appendix C
- a sample reference list at Appendix D
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, PhD. Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas. He received his PhD in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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