What is LSBU Harvard referencing?
London South Bank University (LSBU) use their own interpretation of the Harvard system of referencing citations. There are minor differences in the way LSBU references are formatted, therefore there is extra importance placed on writing correctly formatted citations.
The LSBU Harvard style follows the Author-Date system of referencing citations. With this style of referencing, in-text citation (within the body of text) contain the author’s surname and date of publications. These citations go along with a ‘Reference list’, located at the end of the work. This list of references contains more detailed information about the sources you have cited in you text.
How to LSBU Harvard reference
Writing an in-text citation is easy, simply write the author’s surname and date of publication with-in brackets directly after the quote you are citing. The remaining details of that source are included in a reference list at the end of your work.
A reference, as mentioned above, includes much more information than the in-text citation. It provides detailed information about the source you have cited, including the surname of the author(s), year of publication, the title, the edition, place of publication and publisher’s name.
The information included differs depending on the material you are referencing, the example is the information required when referencing a book, however if you are referencing a website, for example, the format and information included changes.
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LBSU Harvard referencing example
Reference list example:
Cottrell, S. (2013) The study skills handbook. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.