What is Harvard style?
Harvard is an author/date style of referencing.
Citations: These appear in the body of your text referring to a particular author’s work or source of information. Citations consist of an author’s surname and a year in parenthesis – there is no numbering system used.
References: These appear listed at the end of the essay or dissertation giving the complete details of all documents, books, journals articles or websites referenced in the text, arranged in alphabetical order.
In addition you may also be asked to produce a bibliography listing both the references and all other relevant sources you consulted in the course of the project.
Example of in text citations:
If the author's surname is part of the sentence you only put the date in brackets: (Date of publication)
In a study by Smith (1997) coping with illness was investigated... or According to Smith (1997) coping with illness...
If the author's surname is not part of the sentence you put the author's surname and date in brackets: (Name, Date or publication)
The skills and expertise required to reflect effectively are often misunderstood and are poorly developed (Johns, 2002).
When you have more than two authors of one article or book, use et al. (et al. is in italics with a full stop after al)
Traynor, Boland, Buus (2010) identify the implications for practice... [Use as first citation in text.]
Traynor et al. (2010) identify the implications for practice... [Use as subsequent citation thereafter.]
References (at the end of paper)
References should be listed in alphabetical order by author's name and then by date (earliest first), and then if more than one item has been published during a specific year by letter (1995a, 1995b etc).
Details should be taken from the title page of a publication and not from the front cover.
Each reference should include the elements and punctuation given in the examples below.
Authors' forenames can be included if given on the title page but they are not required to be. The title of the publication should either be in italics or underlined.
|Reference elements||Author / Year / Title / Place of publication / Publishers|
|Reference||Murray, P.R., Rosenthal, K.S. and Pfaller, M.A. (2009) Medical microbiology, Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier.|
|Reference elements||Author / Year of Publication / Title / e-book reader name/ Edition/ Place of publication / Publisher /|
|Reference||Chiu, A., Palmer, J.N. and Adappa, N.N. (2019) Atlas of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery [ClinicalKey], 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier.|
|Reference elements||Author / Year / Title of Chapter / Editor / Title of book / Place of publication / Publishers / Page numbers|
|Reference||Weir, P. (1995) ‘Clinical practice development role: a personal reflection’ in K. Kendrick et al., eds., Innovations in nursing practice, London: Edward Arnold, p. 5- 22.|
1. With DOI:
|Reference elements||Author / Year / Title / Title of Journal / Vol(Issue) / pp-pp / DOI:|
|Reference||Schwitzgebel, V.M. (2014) ‘Many faces of monogenic diabetes’, Journal of Diabetes Investigation, 5(2), 121-133, available: doi: 10.1111/jdi.12197.|
2. Without DOI:
|Reference elements||Author / Year / Title / Title of Journal / Vol(Issue) / pp-pp / available: http:// / Accessed Day Month Year|
|Reference||Roham, P., Keane, K., Nason, G.J. and Caulfield, R.H. (2018) 'Is The Consent Process Appropriate - The Interns’ Perspective?', Irish Medical Journal, 111(4), available http://imj.ie/is-the-consent-process-appropriate-the-interns-perspective/ [accessed 10 April 2019].|
1. Print version:
|Reference elements||Author / Year / 'Title of article' / Newspaper / Date / p.xx|
|Reference||White, M. (1998) ‘£68m to cut NHS waiting lists’, Guardian, 18 May, p.8.|
2. Online version:
|Reference elements||Author / Year / 'Title of article' / Newspaper / Date / Available: http:// / Access date|
|Reference||Malhortre, A. (2018) ‘Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health’, Guardian, 30 Aug, available: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/30/modern-medicine-major-threat-public-health [accessed 22 Mar 2019]|
|Reference elements||Author/Owner of the Image / Year / Title [type of image] / available: http://www … / [accessed Day Month Year]|
Southern California Orthopedic Institute. Fracture of the Talus [image], available: https://www.scoi.com/specialties/ankle-doctor [accessed 04 November 2019]
If you are using EndNote, choose APA rather than Harvard. The EndNote Harvard style is the American version. The European Harvard style is closer to APA.