There are many variations of Harvard available and there is no right or wrong version. However, it is important that you use the same version throughout your bibliography or reference list and do not mix and match.
The Harvard style is used in business and we have created a Strathclyde Harvard Library style guide which contains examples for you to follow.
The Harvard style is also used in the School of Government and Public Policy.
Regardless of the style you choose to use, references will generally require a selection of the following components:
Author(s) / Editor(s)
Place of publication
Year of publication
Volume number, issue number/month
Electronic and specialist materials may have additional referencing components e.g. the URL and date accessed for websites.
If you use Endnote online (web) we have created a Harvard Strathclyde that you can use to create your bibliography. It is recommended that you add it to your favourites - see below.