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Contents Using this guide 1 Why reference? 1 Frequently asked questions 2 Further resources 5 Examples of the Harvard Style 6 Harvard Style Referencing with Confidence [email protected] @University of York 2017 As used in: Archaeology (School uses own style of Harvard) Biochemistry (as well as Vancouver) Biology (as well as Vancouver) Economics Environment Health Sciences Hull York Medical School (as well as Vancouver) Philosophy (as well as MLA) Politics Social Policy and Social Work Sociology Theatre, Film and Television York Management School
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Referencing with confidence: The Harvard Style 1 [email protected] Using this Guide This guide is intended to help you understand how to use source material effectively in this referencing style. It outlines the general features of the style, but it is important that you follow your department’s specific guidelines as there are some different interpretations and requirements that might be specifically required within your discipline. The guide has been compiled using Endnote and the ‘UoY – Harvard’ output style. It also uses Colin Neville’s The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism, which is seen as a guiding authority on the format for Harvard in-text citation and referencing (available in the library). You will find more extensive examples of this style on the University website at . ac.uk/integrity. Why Reference? Citing and referencing source material is a crucial aspect of academic writing. You will probably be aware that plagiarism (using someone else’s work as though it were your own) is a serious form of academic misconduct and it must be avoided at all costs. Referencing accurately and consistently is an important part of ensuring the distinction is clear between your words and the words and ideas of others in your assignments. In-text citation is included in the body of your text and is there to directly show the reader where an idea, piece of information, and/ or a quotation is from. The reader will then be able to match the source cited in the text to the full reference given in your bibliography/ reference list where full details of the publication are presented. Citing of source materials within your assignment is useful and beneficial to supporting your argument. However, be selective. Do not just use as many references as you can in a bid to impress the marker that you’ve read a massive amount. Your references should be relevant and are an integral part of your argument; that is you discuss or critique them in your writing. For example, if you: Include data from your reading (eg tables, statistics, diagrams) Describe or discuss a theory, model or practice from a particular writer Want to add credibility to your argument by bringing in the ideas of another writer for or against Provide quotations or definitions in your essay; Paraphrase or summarise information which is not common knowledge cite the source
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