How To Prepare A Reference List Harvard Style

The reference list should include all and only the sources cited or quoted in your assignment.

Your reference list goes on a new page at the end of your assignment text and has the heading ‘Reference List’.

You must always:

  • Start each entry (i.e. source) on a new line. Do not press enter in the middle of an entry, only at the end. How you write each entry will depend on the type of source. You will find the detailed information for each type by visiting the Referencing Examples page.
  • Reference the group authors in alphabetical order by the first significant word of the name. When the author and publisher are identical, use the word Author as the name of the publisher. Group authors have a capital letter starting each significant word.
  • Indicate the city of publication when referencing books, chapters of edited books and  brochures. If the reference is from the USA include the state next to the city, for example ‘Belmont, CA’. If the city is outside of the USA you need to include both the city and country, for example ‘Sydney, Australia’.

 All references you cite in-text must appear in the reference list, just as each source listed in your reference list must be cited in-text.