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Referencing Guide: Harvard

Find your referencing style and learn how to reference correctly

CDU Harvard

CDU Harvard Referencing Style Guide (February 2020)

CDU Harvard Referencing Style is the style that the CDU Library has developed and supports for CDU Students. We suggest that you check with your lecturer which referencing style they expect you to use.

The Harvard Style is an author-date style.  There is no definitive guide or standard to Harvard referencing and you may come across many different styles or ways of using the Harvard or author-date system. 

The guide has been updated so check the date on yours to make sure you have the latest. If you believe you have found an error or wish to clarify how to reference an item contact us via

If you are using EndNote it is particularly important that you download the cdu-harvard_2016 style

A sample reference essay is available from the link below. It will assist your understanding of what your in text citations and your reference list should look like.

How do I...?

1. Highlight and select all your reference list entries

2. In the toolbar at the top of your word document click on the A-Z icon

3. You may need to add the extra line spaces in again

If you want to print the guide:

* download the PDF to your computer

* print

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Harvard Referencing Manuals

Library Workshops

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CDU Harvard Referencing workshop

This is a recorded workshop session on the fundamentals of the CDU Harvard Referencing style.

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CDU Harvard Quiz

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