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UQ Harvard referencing style

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

Elements of the citation

Author(s) Year, Title - italicised, type of medium, Day and Month (if applicable), Publisher (if applicable), Place of publication (if applicable), viewed date, <URL>.

Podcasts

Elements of the citation Author(s) - Family name, Initials Year of broadcast, 'Title of podcast segment in single quote marks', Title of podcast site - italicised, Type of medium - podcast, Day and Month of podcast if applicable, Publisher (if applicable), Place of publication (if applicable), viewed date - Day Month Year, <URL>.
In-text reference (Williams 2011)
Reference list Williams, R 2011, 'New lab for ancient DNA', The Science Show, podcast, 22 October, ABC, viewed 31 October 2011, <http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/stories/2011/3345448.htm>.
EndNote

Audiovisual material

Blog post

Elements of the citation Author(s) - Family name, Initials Year of post, 'Title of blog post in single quote marks', Title of blog site italicised and in sentence case, Type of medium - blog post, Day and month of post, viewed date - Day Month Year, <URL>.
In-text reference (O’Neill 2011)
Reference list  O'Neill, I 2011, 'Could Kepler Detect Borg Cubes? Why Not', AstroEngine, blog post, 19 May, viewed 5 October 2011, <http://www.astroengine.com/2011/05/could-kepler-detect-borg-cubes-why-not/>.
EndNote

Web Page
Use the publisher field for blog name

YouTube video

Elements of the citation Author- Channel name Year of posting, Title of YouTube video italicised, Type of medium - online video, Day and month of post, Name of sponsor - YouTube, viewed date - Day Month Year, <URL>.
In-text reference (Virgin StartUp 2015)
Reference list  Virgin StartUp 2015, Sir Richard Branson: how to start a business, online video, 17 March, YouTube, viewed 23 December 2015, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlPd1i5cGHE&feature=youtu.be>.
EndNote

Web Page
 

Electronic mail list, list server or online bulletin board

Elements of the citation Author(s) - Family name, Initials <authors identifying details - usually email address>, Year of post, Title of post in italics, Description of post - eg. list server, Day and Month of post, Name of list owner, viewed date - Day Month, <URL>.
In-text reference

(Borthworthy 2 February 2014)

Reference list

Borthworthy, J <j.borthworthy@xxxxxxxx.xxx> 2014, News blogs galore, list server, 2 February, National Journalists Association, viewed 6 February, <http://www.xxxxxxx.xxx/listserv/>.

The title of the post must come from the 'subject' line in the message.