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Harvard Citation Style: Internet / Websites

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    • No Authors
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    • No Editors
    • 1, 2 or More Editors
    • Chapters in Books

    Company Information

    • Company Reports
    • Company Profiles

    Conference Proceedings

    • Print
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    • Websites
    • Blogs
    • Web Images
    • Web Documents
    • Computer Software

    Journal Articles

    • CMO Articles
    • Print
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    Lecture Notes

    Multimedia Formats

    • Audio-Visual Material

    Newspaper Articles

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    Patents & Standards

    • Citing Patents: Examples
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    Citing Material from the Internet / Websites

    When citing web sites or pages which may change it's important to make a note of the date you accessed the page or retrieved information from the page, and also note the URL of the page. You will need this information for your references.

    Websites can sometimes be difficult to cite as you might have to draw information from different areas of the webpage or website to put into your citation. Some information, like authorship or publication date can be hard to find or identify. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see two brief video tutorials that give you some useful tips on where to look for information to make your citation as complete as possible.

    Citing Material from the Internet/Websites: Examples

    Material Type

    In-Text Example

    Reference List Example

    Webpage: No Author

    (Improve indigenous housing 2007)

    Use first few words of the page title

    Improve indigenous housing now, government told, 2007. Available from: <>. [8 February 2009].
    Webpage: No Date (Jones, n.d.) Jones, MD n.d., Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Available from: <>. [6 June 2009].
    Web Document (Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources 2006) Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources 2006, Being Prepared for an Influenza Pandemic: a Kit for Small Businesses, Government of Australia, Available from: <>. [28 February 2009].
    Website (Australian Securities Exchange 2009) Australian Securities Exchange 2009, Market Information. Available from: <>. [5 July 2009].
    Blog (Newton 2007) Newton, A. 2007, Newcastle toolkit. 16 January 2007. Angela Newton: Blog. Available from: <>. [23 February 2007].
    Computer Software ( 2005), computer software 2005. Available from: <>. [11 January 2005].
    Web Based Image / table / figure (The Lunar Interior 2000) The Lunar Interior, 2000. Available from: <>. [28 November 2000].

    Video Tutorials on Citing Websites

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