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Style Guides & Resources for Harvard Citations

Citing in the Harvard style can vary from source to source. It is an author-date citation system, but it is not formally linked to Harvard University. In fact, a research guide from Harvard University Libraries (click here to view that guide) refers researchers to the chapter on Author-Date Referencing within the Chicago Manual of Style (link here to Part 3, Chapter 15 of the 17th edition, which covers this topic)

This is a flexible citation style, so you should refer to specific citations guidelines and requirements from your instructor first. Mendeley, the citation management tool, has an online guide for creating Harvard-style citations: In our library, Cite them Right is also a good resource to consult for formatting Harvard-style citations and reference lists.