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Harvard Referencing

Guide to the style of Harvard referencing required by Doncaster College.

Example of an Online Image from a website


Example of citation within the text – 

Fig 1.  Maslow's Hierachy of Needs (Factoryjoe, 2009)


Example of how a reference should appear in your reference list

Factoryjoe (2009). Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Wikimedia Commons. [Online Image].  Available from: [Accessed: 20 January 2016].


Online Images/Charts/Tables- points to note

The following format should be used when referencing online images taken from a web site.

Originator (Year) Title or description Image in italics. Plaform if different from orginator. [Online Image]. Available from: web address [Accessed date].

If it is a chart use [Online Chart]
If it is a table use [Online Table]

As yet, there is no fixed standard applied to citing electronic sources – the key is consistency. If you apply a consistent style throughout your work, your reader will be able to understand the information and trace the sources that you have used

If no obvious orginater is mentioned, try and identify the person or organisation that is responsible for the website i.e. “BBC”, and treat as a corporate author. 

Remember anyone can post an image/chart or table on the web and they might not be the Originator or have permission to post the video.  It is always best to ask the same questions as you do in respect of web pages Who, What, Where, When and Why.  If you can't satisfactorily answer these questions then it is probably best to use a different resource in your work.  If you are looking image for your work look for a creative commons licence. E.g. Wikimedia Commons  or other copyright statement

If a website/ebook/ejournal uses an image, chart or table that comes from an other source (this is called secondary referencing)  and should be cited in your work as such see the secondary refrencing section for futher details.