Any piece of academic writing that you do at university will require a reference list. Referencing gives your
writing very important elements such as:
In using the Harvard system you need to do two things:
- In the text you must include an 'in-text citation' e.g. (Parahoo 2006)
- At the end of your work you must include a complete list of references, in alphabetical order by author's surname
There must be a direct match between your in-text citation and the list at the end of your work with the exception of person-to-person communications.
A bibliography lists relevant items that you have used in the preparation of the assignment but not necessarily cited in your text. If you include a bibliography in your work, this should also be in the Harvard style and will demonstrate that you have read widely. Individual Schools in the Faculty will advise if a bibliography is required.