How do I do it?

The Harvard System requires two elements: in-text citations throughout your assignment and a list of references at the end.

1. In-text citations

Include three pieces of information about a source within the text of your work:

  • the name of the author or authors
  • the year of publication
  • the page number (when the information/idea can be located on a particular page or when directly quoted).

Diagram of steps in in-text citation

2. References

At the end of your text, you must include a list of references, that is, a list of all the sources of information you have used to research your assignment.

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