Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
site header image

Harvard Referencing

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


Example of citation within the text - Paraphrasing

Johnson (2004) believes that in this extremely competitive market, employers need to ensure that staff development opportunities are exploited to ensure staff retention.

Example of citation within the text - Direct quote

When discussing current working practices, Johnson (2004) believes that “organisations are being levered into recognising skill shortages, along with the need to recruit and retain employees with family commitments” (p. 724).

Example of how the reference for this source should appear:

Johnson, J. (2004) Flexible working: changing the manager’s role. Management Decision, 42 (6), pp. 721 – 737.

Electronic journal articles - points to note

The following format should be used when referencing journal articles: 

Surname, Initials. (Year) Title of article. Title of journal, Vol no (issue no), pp. page nos.

When citing, you still only put the name and date within the text.