Harvard Referencing: Sample Reference List

What is a Reference List

Your Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of your assignment and titled: References. It should include the full details of all your in-text references (except for personal communications and newspaper articles without authors), arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname, see sample Reference list below. The terms ‘Bibliography’ and ‘References’ are often used interchangeably, however a Reference list only includes items you have referenced in your assignment whereas a Bibliography also includes items used to prepare your assignment. Check with your lecturer or tutor which one they require.


  • Multiple works: same author - Arrange the references in chronological order by date of publication eg. 1996, 2006, starting with the earliest date.
  • Multiple works: same author, same year - Use a lower-case letter after the publication date, eg. 2017a, 2017b, to differentiate between works written in the same year by the same author, and list them alphabetically by title.


Sample Reference List


Blocker, D & Wahl-Alexander, Z 2018, 'Using sport education in a university physical activity course', JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, vol. 89, no. 2, pp. 56-61.

Branford, A & Coutts, L 2015a, The precious ring, Walker Books Australia, Newtown, NSW.

Branford, A & Coutts, L 2015b, The wishing seed, Walker Books Australia, Newtown, NSW.

Cancer Council 2017, Causes of cancer, Cancer Council, viewed 21 May 2018, <https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/>.

Foot, G 2019, ‘Health drinks: turmeric', The best thing since sliced bread?, podcast, 20 February, accessed 25 February 2019, <https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071h3tx>.

Fujishin, R 2016, Natural bridges: a guide to interpersonal communication, Routledge, Abbingdon, England.

Fujishin, R 2018, The natural speaker, 9th edn, Routledge, New York.

Hasler, E 2018, The built environment, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool.

Hay, B 2016, ‘Drone tourism: a study of the current and potential use of drones in hospitality and tourism’, CAUTHE 2016: the changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: the impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations, Blue Mountains, Sydney, 8-11 February, 2016, pp. 49-68.

Larson, C, Reid, TR & Oronsky, BT 2018, Immunomodulatory fusion proteins, US20180134766, viewed 23 May 2018, retrieved from Scopus.

OpenOffice.org 2017, computer software, downloaded 17 May 2018, <http://www.openoffice.org>.

Quilty, B, Bainbridge, M, Bainbridge, B, Oddie, J, Lambie, J & Bainbridge, T 2018, When the war is over: the challenges that Mick had was mortal loss, friends that had been killed around him - Australian Story, television broadcast, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 9 April, viewed 23 May 2018, <https://search-informit-com-au.wallaby.vu.edu.au:4433/documentSummary;dn=TSM201804090107;res=TVNEWS>.

Reurich v Sureway Employment and Training Pty Ltd (2018) FCA 680

Roman, CW 2018, Using a model of emotional self-efficacy in predicting work outcomes, Alliant International University, San Diego.

Schultz, A & Butt, C 2018, ‘The life cycle of Melburnians: how we age and move’, The Age, 7 April, p. 10.

Standards Australia 2018, Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment- safety requirements, AS 62368.1-2018, viewed 23 May 2018, retrieved from Australian Standards Online. 

Wilmott, C, Fraser, E & Lammes, S 2018, ‘I am he. I am he. Siri rules: work and play with the Apple Watch', European Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 78-95.