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International Relations: Harvard Referencing

Harvard Style Guides


Introduction to Harvard Referencing

How Harvard Referencing Works

There are two stages to referencing sources using the Harvard system.

Firstly, you need to cite the source in the body of your work, at the point where you’re referring to it. This is called the in-text citation. This is very brief and normally just includes the author(s) and publication date.

Secondly, you need to add a full reference to the source at the end of your work. This part is called the reference list and is arranged in alphabetical order, normally by author.

When you have completed your referencing you should find that the in-text citations match the reference list at the end of your work.

Tutorial on LSBU Harvard Referencing

The Harvard System is the most widely used referencing system at LSBU. This video will go through the different parts of LSBU Harvard Referencing and how to reference a book, journal article and webpage.

Harvard Referencing Workbook

Interactive referencing help

On the LLR Referencing Moodle site you will find interactive lessons to help you with referencing.  The lessons break references down into easier to manage elements.  Work your way through the lessons to build references for a book, a journal article and a website.


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