Skip to Main Content

Write it Right - A guide to Harvard referencing style

TUS Library Midwest approved guidelines

Approved by Academic Council in 2011, Write it right: a guide to the Harvard (‘Author-Date’) referencing system, is the official referencing guide for the University. 

This guide, which was revised and updated in 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. (2022) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 12th edn. London: Macmillan.

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

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

Cite them Right (Bloomsbury)

Developed from the bestselling book by Richard Pears and Graham Shields, Cite Them Right advises you about how to reference certain sources according to different referencing styles.

This includes comprehensive coverage of the Harvard Style

Recommended Library Books

Other useful guides

Search our FAQ Knowledge base, ask a question, chat, send comments...

Go to LibAnswers

The Library, Technological University of the Shannon: Midwest