There are two key aspects to referencing: understanding those in books/articles you are reading, and creating your own.
Creating your own references
Harvard Referencing is used by the majority of courses at York St John University. However, if you are studying Psychology, History, American Studies, War Studies, English Literature (1st and 2nd year), Creative Writing (1st year) or Law you are required to use a different referencing style.
In addition, Theology students have the option of using either Harvard or MHRA.
ILS provides a full guide to Harvard referencing Your Harvard Referencing Guide (PDF, 0.5 MB)
You can also read our guide on Issuu.
These are the basic components of a Harvard book reference. Please note that some courses prefer the title to be entered without the capitalisation of every word - check with your tutors if you are unsure.
These are the basic components of a Harvard reference of a journal article.
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