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Citing Articles in Harvard: Author-Date Style

Instructions

Names: Author’s initials are used for their first name. If an author has more than one initial do not put any spaces between initials. Where a resource has multiple authors, all authors are listed by last name and then first initial separated by commas.

Titles: Use sentence-like capitalization; only the first word and proper nouns. Include article or chapter titles in single quotation marks. Book and journal titles are fully capitalized.

Dates: Use on the year of the publication. For viewed dates use the format date month year with no punctuation between.

 

Note: These are only basic examples of the Harvard: Author-Date style format. A variety of third-party style guides and web sites can provide further assistance.

Always consult your library resources for the exact formatting and punctuation guidelines.

 

Journal or Magazine Article

Pattern:

[Author last name], [Author first initial] [Year], ‘[Title of article]’, [Journal Name], [Volume number], [issue number], pp. [page number start]-[end], [URL or Database Name], [EBSCOhost], viewed [day month year].

Example:

Maynard, W 1999 'Thoreau's House at Walden', Art Bulletin, 81, 2, pp. 303, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010

 

Journal or Magazine Article w/No Author

Pattern:

‘[Title of article]’ [Year], [Journal Name], [Volume number], [issue number], pp. [page number start]-end], [URL or Database Name], [EBSCOhost], viewed [day month year].

Example:

'Royal Dogfight' 2004, People, 61, 1, p. 28, Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010.

 

Online Newspaper Article

Pattern:

[Author last name], [Author first initial] [Year], ‘[Title of article]’ [Newspaper Name], [Day month of publication], [URL or Database Name], [EBSCOhost], viewed [day month year].

Example:

Lacey, M 2007, 'A Communist He Was, but Today, Che Sells', New York Times, 9 October, Newspaper Source Select, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010.

 

Online Newspaper Article w/No Author

Pattern:

‘[Title of article]’ [Year], [Newspaper Name], [Day month of publication], [URL or Database Name], [EBSCOhost], viewed [day month year].

Example:

'Metro Briefing | Connecticut: Hartford: Domestic Violence Proposal', 2005, New York Times, 10 January, Newspaper Source Select, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010.

 

Book

Pattern:

[Author last name] [Author first name initial] [Year], [Title of Work], [Publisher], [Location].

Example:

Nugent, P, & Vitale, B 2008, 'Chapter 11: Practice Questions with Answers and Rationales', Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students (5th Edition) pp. 159-294 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F.A. Davis Company CINAHL Plus with Full Text, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010.

 

Online Book Chapter

Pattern:

[Author last name] [Author first name initial] [Year], ‘[Title of chapter]’, in [Title of work], [Publisher], [URL or Database Name], [EBSCOhost], viewed [day month year].

Example:

Legge, J 1871, 'The She King, or, The Book of Poetry', in She King, or, the Book of Poetry , American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1, EBSCOhost, viewed 6 December 2010.

 

Conference Paper

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First Initial] [Published Year], [‘Title of Conference Paper’], [Conference Title], [Conference Organization Name], [Conference City Location], [Conference State or Country Location], [pp. xx-xx].

Example:

Johnson, G 2008, ‘The Issue of Domestic Violence and Society Acceptance’, Domestic Violence, Governors for Change, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp.1-26.

 

EBook

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First Name Initial] [Year], [E book Title], [Publisher], [Publisher Location], accessed [Date Month Year], from [E Book Host Site or URL].

Example:

Clarke, R 2007, Time Can Never Destroy, Little Bear, Littleton, Colorado, accessed 1 October 2009, from www.netlibrary.com.

 

E Book Chapter

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First Name Initial] [Year], ‘[Chapter Title]’, in [Editor last Name] Editor First Name initial] (ed), [E book Title], [Publisher], [Publisher Location], pp. [xx-xx], accessed [Date Month Year], from [E Book Host Site or URL].

Example:

Smith, J 2008, ‘Quantum Solutions’, in Wilber, K (ed), Quantum Physics and Holography in Psychological Context, Wilber Communications, Denver, Colorado, pp. 240-245, accessed 12 September 2008, from www.wilbercomm.com.

 

Website

Pattern:

[Website Page Name] [Year]. [Website Organization], [Website Organization Location], viewed [Date Month Year], <[URL]>.

Example:

Tommy Bolin Archives 2010. The Official Tommy Bolin Archives, USA, viewed 9 December 2010, http://www.tbolin.com/index.html.