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Harvard Referencing Style

Course materials

This format is for citing study guide.

If you are referencing the PDF version, use the same format as the print version, which includes the place of publication and publisher.

If the guide has been revised by another person who is acknowledged on the guide, refer to the example below.

If the study guide has no obvious author, put the title in the author position.

General Format 
 
In-Text Citation
(Author Surname Year)
(Author Surname Year, page number)
 
References:
Author Surname, Initial(s) Year, Unit code Title of the study guide: subtitle, edn (if applicable). University Name, Place.
Author Surname, Initial(s) Year, Unit code Title of the study guide: subtitle, edn, rev. Initial(s) Author Surname, University Name, Place.
  
Example 1 - Study guide
 
In-Text Citation
(McMurray 2014)
(McMurray 2014, p. 22)
 
References:
McMurray, D 2014, MNG00316 Principles of international business: study guide, 5th edn, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

 

Example 2 - Revised study guide

In-Text Citation
(Westwood 2015)
(Westwood 2015, p. 22)
 
References:
Westwood, R 2015, MNG00114 Competitive strategy: study guide, 9th edn, rev. S Wilde & K Lovel, Southern Cross University, Lismore.

 

Example 3 - Study guide with no personal author

In-Text Citation
(POL10244 Australian politics 2018)
 
References:
 POL10244 Australian politics, 2018, Southern Cross University, Lismore.
 
This format is for citing online study guide in HTML format .

In the HTML version, do not include the place of publication but add the place where the study guide was retrieved from, e.g. SCU Blackboard. A URL is not required as these cannot be accessed without an SCU login and may not to be available once that teaching session is finished.

General Format 
 
In-Text Citation
(Author Surname Year)
 
References:
Author Surname, Initial(s) Year, Unit code Title of the study guide: subtitle, University Name, viewed date, <Unit code Balckboard site>.
  
Example 1 - Study guide HTML (web)
 
In-Text Citation
(Hughes & Darah 2018)
 
References:
Hughes, M &  Darab, S  2018, SOC20003 Society, health and illness: study guide, Southern Cross University, viewed 20 March 2018,  <SOC20003 Blackboard site>.

 

Example 2 - Study guide HTML (web) no author

In-Text Citation
(WRI10001 Introduction to creative writing 2018)
 
References:
WRI10001 Introduction to creative writing: study guide, 2018, Southern Cross University, viewed 5 May 2018, <WRI10001 Blackboard site>.

 

This format is for citing lecture notes and other course materials (e.g. PowerPoint Slides). If you cite something from a lecture that was not included in a set of lecture notes, or from your own notes, treat it like personal communication.
 
General Format 
 
In-Text Citation
(Author Surname Year)
(Author Surname Year, page number)
 
References:
Author Surname, Initial(s) Year, Title of the study guide or lecture notes: subtitle, Type of Medium, University Name, viewed date, <Unit code Blackboard site>.
  

Example

In-Text Citation
(Nelson 2015)
(Nelson 2015, slide 2)
 
References:
Nelson, S 2015, MNG00724 Human resource management: topic 2, PowerPoint slides, Southern Cross University, viewed 2 May 2015, <MNG00724 Blackboard site>.
This format is for citing your own unpublished creative work. The title of your assignment is not italicised. That means a reader of your reference list understands the assignment is unpublished. 
 
If you are citing something that has been published, please use the applicable citation method (books/articles/websites).
 
General Format 
 
In-Text Citation
(Author Surname Year)
(Author Surname Year, page number)
 
References:
Author Surname, Initial(s) Year, 'Title of work', unpublished creative writing assignment, University Name, Place.
  
Example 
 
In-Text Citation
(Jackson 2016)
(Jackson 2016, p. 2)
 
References:
Jackson, H 2016, 'Sweet fruit', unpublished creative writing assignment, Southern Cross University, Lismore.  

 

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About citing course related materials

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Author date) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.

In-Text Citation (Author date, page number) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote or when paraphrasing a passage, summarising an idea from a particular page or you want to direct the reader to a specific page.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and some examples were drawn from the AGPS manual (6th ed.).

Harvard referencing guide - PDF version

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