How To Prepare A Reference List (Harvard)

Your reference list should include ALL sources cited or quoted in your assignment. You must ensure that ONLY those references used in your assignment are included the the reference list.

Your reference list starts on a new page at the end of your assignment, and has the heading ‘Reference List’ centered at the top of the page.

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 have used. You will find the detailed information for each source type by visiting the Referencing Different Sources Harvard Style page.
  • Reference the authors in alphabetical order by the first significant word of the author's name or the organisation's 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.