harvard referencing how to reference a website
This guide will show you how to cite and reference using the University of Bradford’s Harvard style. You should use this guide as there are many variants on Harvard, this guide is the official style in use at Bradford.
The second section covers how to create the citations that go in the body of your work to show where all the information you use has come from.
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
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.