Answered By: Library Information Advisory Team Last Updated: Nov 09, 2018 Views: 16
The Harvard referencing style is a set of general principles for formatting citations and bibliographies in a particular way. However, there is considerable room for variation in the exact formatting of references provided the main components are included in the specified order.
The Library has developed a standard Harvard template for the University, but the versions used in reference management packages may differ slightly. You should always refer to your departmental guidelines and check with your tutor or supervisor if in doubt but in most instances - provided the basic rules for Harvard formatting are followed - the most important thing is to be consistent.