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Referencing - BU Harvard: PDF Guide

UPDATE

New PDF Guide dated September 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year now available (released 19 August 2019)

  • To assure those who are studying during the summer period (e.g. Postgraduate Masters students), you may continue using the September 2018 PDF guide with confidence (or you could consider switching to use the online guide). We assure instructions how to layout and format references for sources are not changing. You will still be referencing correctly according to BU's version of the Harvard style if you follow the September 2018 PDF guidance. The only very minor change will be referencing a thesis accessed online, where for September 2019 guidance an instruction is being added to include a URL and accessed date.
  • To those returning to BU in September 2019 who use the PDF Guide, if you have been using the document dated September 2018 (or older), recycle or delete. Replace with the new PDF September 2019 Guide linked below.

For 2019-20 academic year - PDF Guide to download and print

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Usage and Attribution of this Guide
If you wish to cite this document please use the following notation:

Bournemouth University, 2019. Guide to citation and referencing in the BU Harvard style [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University. Available from: http://libguides.bournemouth.ac.uk/bu-referencing-harvard-style/pdf-guide [Accessed Date].

Accessibility notice: If you require a Word version of this document you may email studyskills@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

Changes made to the September 2019 PDF guide for the 19/20 academic year

  • Referencing is a two part process description, and, why you need to reference clarified – page 2 of PDF guide and on the Introduction page of this online guide.
  • Separation of guidance for newspaper and magazine articles (previously merged under section titled Newspaper or Magazine article) – page 10 of PDF guide and on the Newspaper page and Magazine page of this online guide.
  • Thesis example updated to include URL and accessed date for e-thesis – page 11 of PDF guide and the Thesis page of this online guide.
  • Translated materials re-titled ‘Translated materials (non-English sources)’ and extended to cover when you translate sources into English – page 12 of PDF guide and on the Translated Materials page of this online guide.
  • Computer Program example updated – page 12 of PDF guide and on the Computer Program page of this online guide.
  • 'Online Tools & Apps' tab re-titled 'Referencing Generator Tools & Apps' page 14 of PDF guide and relevant page of this online guide.

 

There are some extra details added to this online guide that we could not fit into the PDF guide (we're doing our best to keep the PDF document to maximum 14 pages long!):

  • Data (for Postgraduate Researchers and Academics) page added the Reference List tab's drop down menu of links this online guide.
  • Extra notes added to Images or Photographs page of this online guide recommending you choose to use copyright free / creative commons licensed, free to use images and photos. Connects to guidance how to layout figures.
  • Encyclopedia or Dictionary example extended to instruct how to reference information found using CREDOreference in the Encyclopedia or Dictionary page of this online guide.

For 2018-19 academic year - PDF Guide to download and print (this version will be removed 2nd September 2019)

  • UPDATE: To assure those who are studying during the summer period (e.g. Postgraduate Masters students), you may continue using this September 2018 PDF guide with confidence (or you could consider switching to use the online guide). We assure instructions how to layout and format references for sources are not changing. 
  • You will still be referencing correctly according to BU's version of the Harvard style if you follow the September 2018 PDF guidance. The only very minor change will be referencing a thesis accessed online, where for September 2019 guidance an instruction is being added to include a URL and accessed date.
  • This September 2018 version will be deleted on Mon 2 September 2019.

Creative Commons License

Usage and Attribution of this Guide
If you wish to cite this document please use the following notation:

Bournemouth University, 2018. Guide to citation and referencing in the BU Harvard style [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University. Available from: http://libguides.bournemouth.ac.uk/bu-referencing-harvard-style/pdf-guide [Accessed Date].

 

Accessibility notice: If you require a Word version of this document you may email studyskills@bournemouth.ac.uk