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Harvard referencing style

Harvard referencing style

Versions of Harvard differ between universities.  This guide is a recommended format for use at AUT.

If you use EndNote you may want to add the Harvard_AUT style.  

  • Right click on this file
  • Save to your styles folder C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X9\Styles
  • Open EndNote and check you have the Harvard_AUT style in 'Select another style'

Why you should reference properly

Academic integrity

Academic integrity involves the acknowledgement (referencing) of other peoples’ written work, images, audio files, or their ideas that you have used in your work. You also need to acknowledge any content you found on the internet, or other sources. The only content which you do not need acknowledge is common knowledge.


When you use someone else's ideas or words in your writing without acknowledging (referencing) where they came from, it can be considered plagiarism or academic dishonesty.

Learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarism on our Academic & Research Integrity guide.