Harvard Referencing: Overview

Harvard Referencing Style at VU

VU Library is transitioning away from support of the Harvard Referencing Style which is based on a 2002 publication. The VU Harvard style guide is based on the Harvard or author–date style presented in Style manual for authors, editors and printers 2002, 6th ed, AGPS, Canberra, ACT.

The Harvard Referencing Style Guide will not be updated in 2023. The guide will be removed from the website at the end of 2023 and no longer available for use. Academic staff can access support to transition away from the Harvard Referencing Style: Log in VU Develop – Capability Hub to book the session Referencing Resources at VU (online session)

APA 7th can be considered for use as an alternative author-date style. For specific advice, it is suggested that VU coursework and research students refer to the relevant teaching or research academic staff member.

(July 2023, VU Library)

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (Sydney campus) and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (Brisbane campus) who are the traditional owners of University land. As we share our own knowledge practices within the University, may we pay respect to the deep knowledge embedded within the Aboriginal community and recognise their ownership of Country.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet, learn, and share knowledge is a place of age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the Traditional Owners living culture and practices have a unique role in the life of this region. Learn more from our Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit.


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