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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 2022)

What does Harvard style look like?

CDU Harvard Sample Essay


CDU Library develops the CDU Harvard Referencing Style Guide and provides guidance on its 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. 

We update the guide every year so check the date to make sure you have the latest edition. 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 make sure you download the cdu_harvard_2021 style


CDU Harvard Referencing Tool

Mini Videos

CDU Harvard Quiz

Try this quick quiz to test your knowledge of Harvard referencing

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

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