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Harvard Gatton referencing style

Referencing guide to the UQ Harvard Gatton author-date referencing style.

About Harvard Gatton style

When writing assignments you have to cite (acknowledge) the source of your ideas and quotes in sufficient detail so that lecturers, and others, can locate the item.

Prior to starting your assignment check with your lecturer/tutor for the style preferred by the School. Use this guide if your lecturer/tutor indicates that you should use the Harvard Gatton style of referencing.

The Harvard referencing style is based on the 6th edition of the Style manual for authors, editors and printers, (Wiley 2002) with some variations approved for use at the UQ Gatton campus.

Keep in mind the following points:

  • Write down all the citation details of a source as you use it.
  • Place quotation marks ‘_’ around a direct quote.
  • When using a direct quote include the page number(s) in the in-text reference.
  • You are advised to check with your lecturer as to their preference on the use of page numbers.
  • The Reference List, located at the end of the assignment, lists all works cited.


EndNote is a sophisticated citation manager. Use EndNote to:

  • Create a list of references from your searches
  • Insert citations into a document
  • Produce a bibliography in any style within your document