Dundalk IT students! Join a lunchtime class to discover how to use DkIT's Harvard referencing standard.
This is a quick introduction to the Harvard style of referencing in DkIT.
It explains the basics of the Harvard referencing system and how to reference common items like books, journal articles and webpages.
For detailed information and more examples download the full length PDF version of DkIT's Guide to Harvard referencing (previously called 'Credit Where Credit Is Due'). This is updated whenever necessary, so if you decide to print the guide make sure you're using the most recent version.
Referencing is when you acknowledge that you have used someone else's material or ideas in your own work.
DkIT uses a specific version of the Harvard style of referencing, which is supported by the Library and covered in this guide.
Your lecturer might want you to use a different referencing system, such as footnotes or numbers. Check with them before you start your assignment.
The Harvard referencing style has two parts:
2. Reference List