How do I reference a book in Harvard style?
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In the text

Cite your sources by putting the author's family name and the year of publication into round brackets:

  • Some commentators have argued (Penner, 2010) ...
  • It has been concluded that a "strong preference for political rather than legal and judicial control mechanisms" (Oliver, 2003, p. 383) ...

 

In the reference list

Required elements:

Family name of author, Initial(s). Year of publication (in brackets) Title of book (in italics). Place of publication: Publisher.

 

Examples:

Book with a single author

Oliver, D. (2003) Constitutional reform in the United Kingdom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Book with multiple authors

Slapper, G. & Kelly, D. (2006) The English legal system. London: Cavendish.

 

Book with multiple editors

Sullivan, D. H. & Fidell, E. R. (eds.) (2002) Evolving military justice. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.

 

Book with multiple editions

Cruttenden, A. (2014) Gimson's Pronunciation of English. 8th ed. Abingdon: Routledge.

 

For further information, look at the Harvard guide.

For information about reference management software, look at the EndNote guide or the EndNote online guide. 

 

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