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Harvard Referencing

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


Example of citation within the text - Paraphrasing

When talking about electronic communications, Hammond Suddards Edge (2001) believe that many employers are not as aware as they should be as to what is happening within the workplace.

Example of citation within the text - Direct quote

According to Hammond Suddards Edge (2001) an employee using electronic communications within the workplace for unofficial business, could find that “the employer becomes bound by contractual obligations it might otherwise have wished to avoid” (p. 19).

Example of how the reference for this source should appear:

Hammond Suddards Edge (2001) Privacy and communications. London: CIPD.



Corporate authors - points to note

Corporate authors can be company names, name of an organisation, name of a club or society, government department eg. Tesco, NHS, Bessacarr Table Tennis Society

When a work has a corporate author, substitute the corporate name for an individual author both within the text, and within the reference

When listing references at the end of your piece of work, an item by a corporate author is listed alphabetically by author – the same as for any other material