Referencing Articles Harvard Style Bibliography

To cite a news article from an electronic database

In text

If the article has a named author:

(Pianin 2001)

List of references

Pianin, E 2001, 'As coal's fortunes climb, mountains tremble in W.Va; energy policy is transforming lives', The Washington Post,  25 February, p. A03, accessed March 2001 from Electric Library Australasia.

Include the following information:

  • author (if available)
  • year of publication
  • article title (between single quotation marks)
  • newspaper title (in italics)
  • date of article (day, month, page number—if given—and any additional information available)
  • accessed day month year (the date you accessed the items)
  • from name of database
  • item number (if given)

 

To cite a news article without a named author

In text

No named author:

(New York Daily Times1830) 

The article can also be discussed in the body of the paragraph:

An account of the popularity of the baby tapir in The Independent (2013) stated that ...

List of references

If there is no named author, list the article title first.

‘Amending the Constitution’, New York Daily Times, 16 October 1851, p. 2, accessed 15 July 2007 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.

'Baby tapir wins hearts at zoo', The Independent, 9 August 2013, Accessed 25 January 2014, .

Baby tapir wins hearts at zoo

Baby tapir wins hearts at zoo

 

To cite an online news article

In text

Cite the author name and year:

(Coorey 2007)

List of references

Coorey, P 2007, ‘Costello hints at green safety net’, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May, accessed 14 May 2012, . 

While a URL for the article should be included, if it is very long (more than two lines) or unfixed (from a search engine), only include the publication URL:

Holmes, L 2017, 'The woman making a living out of pretending to be Kylie Minogue', The Daily Telegraph, 23 April, accessed 22 May 2017, .


How to Write a Bibliography (Harvard Style)
Books
Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of publication,
  • titleof book (italics or underlined),
  • edition (if applicable),
  • publisher,
  • place of publication (place and state, if not a capital city).
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 Encyclopedia - Print
Order and punctuation of details: 
  • 'title of article' (single quotation marks),
  • title of encyclopedia (italics or underlined)
  • year of publication,
  • publisher,
  • place of publication (place and state, if not a capital city),
  • volume number,
  • page number/s.
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 Encyclopedia - Online
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • 'title of article' (single quotation marks),
  • title of encyclopedia (italics or underlined)
  • year of publication,
  • date it was viewed,
  • <URL>.
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Magazine/Journal article - Print
  Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of publication,
  • 'title of article' (in single quotation marks),
  • title of magazine (italics or underlined),
  • volume number (if applicable),
  • issue number (if applicable),
  • page number(s).
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Magazine/Journal article - Online
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of publication
  • 'title of article' (in single quotation marks),
  • title of magazine (italics or underlined),
  • volume number (if applicable),
  • issue number (if applicable),
  • page number/s (if applicable).
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Newspaper article
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of publication,
  • 'title of article' (in single quotation marks),
  • newspaper name (italics),
  • date,
  • page number/s.
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Newspaper article - Online 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of publication,
  • 'title of article' (in single quotation marks),
  • newspaper name (italics),
  • date,
  • page number/s.
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Pamphlet (booklet to 40 pages)
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • title of pamphlet (italics or underlined)
  • year of publication,
  • publisher,
  • place of publication (place and state, if not a capital city) .
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Internet
Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author/editor (if identified) (surname, initials)
  • last update (if identified),
  • title of article (italics or underlined),
  • name of sponsor,
  • date it was viewed,
  • <URL.>.
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CD Roms
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • 'title of article' (in single quotation marks)
  • year of publication,
  • title of CD Rom (italics or underlined)
  • CD ROM,
  • publisher,
  • place of publication (place and state, if not a capital city).
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Video and television recording
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • title of video (italics or underlined)
  • date of recording,
  • format
  • publisher,
  • place of publication (place and state, if not a capital city).
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Email
 Order and punctuation of details: 
  • author (surname, initials)
  • year of communication,
  • email,
  • date it was viewed,
  • sender's email address.
Personal communications, including email and letters, are not usually included in a bibliography but are quoted in your assignment. If your teacher asks for inclusion in your bibliography, follow the example.

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References:
Referencing using the Harvard author-date system 2003, University of South Australia, viewed 1 March 2008,
<http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/learningconnection/student/learningAdvisors/documents/harvard-referencing.pdf>
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