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Brisbane Boys' College Library : Harvard referencing

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Harvard

This page contains information about how to construct a Bibliography or Reference List (end-text referencing) and write quotes (in-text referencing). BBC has chosen the Harvard method as the simplest of several styles.

All student work that draws on the ideas or work of others should be referenced properly. This ensures you are giving credit where it is due and avoiding plagiarism.

Why Reference?

Why is it important to reference other people's work?

  • To acknowledge the author of the idea or thought
  • To indicate to the reader your source of information
  • To add value to your own work by including knowledge that has come from an expert
  • To add value to your work by including facts and figures that have been checked

What should be referenced?

  • Direct quotations
  • Information, including facts and figures, that has been paraphrased
  • Ideas that have been adapted from another person's original idea

You do NOT have to acknowledge accepted beliefs or general knowledge eg World War II began in 1939, or Bradman was a great Australian batsman.

How to Construct Harvard Citations

 Online version of Harvard referencing booklet

The online version of the booklet you should own. Choose which sources you want to reference (eg a website) and click on all the types. Copy the style. Code Name  is: BBC; Pin no. is 1721.

Book About Referencing and Bibliographies

This book available from the Bookshop or Library has EVERYTHING you need to know about how to do Bibliographies or Lists of References, and also about how to insert quotes into your essays. It is on your compulsory book purchase list for English, SOSE and Science, so you need to have your own copy.

Annotated Bibliographies

Video About Harvard Referencing

'How-To' Guide For In-Text Referencing

How To Write In-Text References for Science