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Write it Right - A guide to Harvard referencing style


Approved by Academic Council in 2011, authored by senior members of library staff and involving the LIT Quality Office, Write it right: a guide to the Harvard (‘Author-Date’) referencing system, is the official referencing guide for the University. 

This guide, which has been revised and updated for 2021, provides guidance in referencing, citation and plagiarism.

This guide is based on the Harvard Referencing Style, as outlined in Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 11th edn. London: Macmillan.

The Library also offers training on the Harvard referencing style. Contact the Library Desk for further information.

Please note: There is no definitive version of the Harvard referencing style. Always, check with your lecturers to confirm the referencing requirements for your work. 

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