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Harvard Citation Style: Patents and Standards

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Introduction

Reference Formats

    Books/eBooks

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

    Company Information

    • Company Reports
    • Company Profiles

    Conference Proceedings

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    • Online

    Internet/Websites

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    • Web Images
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    Journal Articles

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    Lecture Notes

    Multimedia Formats

    • Audio-Visual Material

    Newspaper Articles

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    Patents & Standards

    • Citing Patents: Examples
    • Citing Patents: Standards

    Theses

    • Citing Theses: Examples

    All Examples

    • A table of examples in all formats for quick reference

    Citing Patents and Standards

    • For patents the title may be more of a descriptive title rather than a formal title
    • Identifying elements such as patent/standard numbers should be included
    • If no individual author is available, a corporate author can be used in the in-text reference

    Citing Patents: Examples

    Material Type

    In-Text Example

    Reference List Example

    Patent (Cookson 1985) Cookson, AH 1985, Particle trap for compressed gas insulated transmission systems, US Patent 4554399.
    Patent: Retrieved From a Database (Mccallum 2008) Mccallum, JM (2008). Method for and composition of excipient suitable for use in herbal formulations and formulations derived therefrom, Australian Patent AU 2008100919. Available from: SciFinder Scholar. [8 December 2008].

    Citing Standards: Examples

    Material Type

    In-Text Citation

    Reference List Entry

    Standard: Retrieved From a Database (Standards Australia 2008) Standards Australia 2008, Personal floatation devices - General requirements. AS 4758.1-2008. Available from: Standards Australia Online. [1 December 2008].
    Standard: Published (Standards Australia/New Zealand Standard 1994) Standards Australia 1994, Information processing - text and office systems - office document architecture (ODA) and interchange format: part 10: formal specifications, AS/NZS 3951.10:1994, Standards Australia, NSW.

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