Imperial College Harvard referencing

Are you a student at Imperial College struggling to complete your references in the recognised style? Discover the specifics, derived from the more standard Harvard format, by reading the information below. Or give RefME a try. We’ve got Imperial College Harvard referencing covered.

What is Imperial College Harvard referencing?

The Imperial College Harvard format follows the Author-Date style of referencing citations. In-text citations in this style contain the author’s surname, date of publication and the page number of the citation. These in-text citations are accompanied by a ‘Reference list’ which usually appears at the end of the work and contains all the information the reader needs to find the source of the citation.

How to Imperial College Harvard reference

The format in which your reference is written depends on the source you are citing. For example, if you are referencing a book, journal and a website within a piece of work, the format of these references will each have a different look and format.

A reference for a regular printed book, for example, should contain the author/editor, year of publication, title (in italics), series title and number (if part of a series), edition (if not first edition), place of publication and the publisher of the book.

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Imperial College Harvard reference example

In-text example:

(Cottrell, 2013)

Reference list example:

Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.