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Harvard is the most widely used referencing system and, as a result, there are a number of interpretations of this style. It is extremely important to check and follow your Department's specific regulations.
Harvard is a style based on name, date details for general in-text citations e.g. (Johnson, 1998) and name, date, page number for more specific in-text citation e.g. (Johnson, 1998, p.103) or (Johnson, 1998, pp. 103 – 122).
It is important to give a page number in a Harvard in-text citation in the following circumstances:
University of York department interpretations:
Archaeology prefer students to use page numbers for all in-text citations unless students are referring to a complete book in a very general sense. Anything more specific should have a page number. Archaeology also require the following in-text citation punctuation: (Lee 2012, 236) for in-text citation with page number and (Lee 2012) for in-text citation without page number.
Environment ask that for multi-authored sources, given in the reference list, that the first 10 named authors are listed before the use of 'et al.' to indicate additional named authors.
Language and Linguistic Science:
If using secondary citations (for example Smith (2000) cited in Jones (2010, p.5)) references should be given for both the sources mentioned.
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