Friday, January 17, 2014

Referencing - the Harvard system ..

While writing bibliographies for reports, dissertations etc, I found this link to be very useful for students in preparing a decent bibliography, citations etc.. This Harvard referencing style is used in different countries and reputed journals across the world. It was the same referencing I used at IIT Bombay for my thesis work.. The list is alphabetically sorted on the second name of the first author, name of publication etc.. ( eg. sorted on names C, J, T, U in the example )

sample syntax : first author surname, surname, second author full name, title of reference (journal article name, text book name ..), details of reference (journal name, publishers name, edition number, year of publishing ....

For example -

Carlson, A & Pope, BM 2009, ‘The “Big Deal”: A survey of how libraries are responding and what the alternatives are’, The Serials Librarian, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 380-398. Available from: Taylor & Francis Online. [28 September 2015].

Johnson, P 2009, Fundamentals of collection development and management, 2nd edn, ALA Editions, Chicago.

Thompson, K, Wilder, R & Button, L 2000, ‘Impact of bundled databases on serials acquisitions in academic libraries’, The Serials Librarian, vol. 38, no. 3-4, pp. 213-218. Available from: Taylor & Francis Online. [28 September 2015].

University of Western Australia Library 2015, Collection management principles and policies. Available from:
 [14 October 2015].

Click here for the link ..

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