Harvarde university Citation
Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets youacknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work and helps avoid plagiarism.Referencing also demonstrates that you've read relevant backgound literature and you can provide authority for statements you make in your assignments.The Harvard citation style can vary in minor features such as punctuation, capitalisation,abbreviations, and the use of italics.The examples in this guide have been developed in collaboration with the UWA BusinessSchool. Always check with your lecturer/tutor for which citation style they prefer you to use.
There are two components to referencing: in-text citations in your paper and the reference list atthe end of your paper.
The in-text citation:
Harvard is an 'author/date' system, so your in-text citation consists of author(s) and year of publication.
In-text citation of a book
(the same format applies for a journal article)If you quote directly from an author or to cite a specific idea or piece of information from thesource you need to include the page number of the quote in your in-text citation.