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UQ Harvard referencing style

The Harvard style is a generic author-date style for citing and referencing information used.

What is an indirect citation or secondary source?

An indirect citation or secondary source is when the ideas of one author are published in another author’s text but you have not read or accessed the original author’s work.

  • Include both the original author and the author of the work where quote/idea was found in the in-text reference.
  • Add "as cited in" before the author in the in-text reference. For example - (cited in Lewis 2019).
  • In the reference list, provide the details of the author of the work in which you found the quotation or idea.

Citing a indirect citation or secondary source

Elements of the reference Follow the format of the reference in which you found the indirect citation.
In-text reference

Miller (cited in Agrios 2005) found …

or

… it was found (Miller cited in Agrios 2005).

Reference list

Agrios GN, 2005, Plant pathology, 5th edn, Elsevier, Burlington, MA.

Provide the details of the author of the work you have read.

EndNote reference type

Use the relevant reference type for the item you are citing. After you have inserted the citation into your Word document, add “cited in” manually using “Edit & Manage Citations” option on the EndNote ribbon.