Harvard Referencing Guide
Referencing is the process of acknowledging other people’s work when you have used it in your assignment or research. It allows the reader to locate your source material as quickly and easily as possible so that they can read these sources themselves and verify the validity of your arguments. Referencing provides the link between what you write and the evidence on which it is based (Pears and Shields, 2016).
This text is the University standard guide for Harvard Referencing:
Pears, R. A and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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Sample Reference List (Bibliography) in Harvard style:
BBC (2009) Young resent ‘negative images'. Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7820245.stm (Accessed: 10 July 2009).
Cameron, S. (2009) The business student's handbook: skills for study and employment. 5th edn. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Department of Health (2008) Health inequalities: progress and next steps. Available at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_085307. (Accessed: 18 June 2010).
Department of Health (2015) The NHS Constitution. Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480482/NHS_Constitution_WEB.pdf (Accessed: 26 October 2018).
Fisher, A. (2011) Critical thinking: an introduction. 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry (2013) Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. Available at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150407084003/http://www.midstaffspublicinquiry.com/report (Accessed: 27 March 2017).
Grix, J., and Watkins, G. (2010). Information skills: finding and using the right resources. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Mavrommati, G., Bithas, K. and Panayiotidis, P. (2013) ‘Operationalizing sustainability in urban coastal systems: a system dynamics analysis’, Water Research, 47 (20) pp. 7235-7250.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) The code: standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives. London: Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Pears, R. A and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential referencing guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thomas, G., Martin, R., and Riggio, R. (2013) ‘Leading groups: Leadership as a group process.’ Group Processes and Intergroup Relations GPIR, 16(1), pp.3-16.
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