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Harvard

Web and social media

One author

Format

(Author's surname Year)


Author's surname (Year)

Example

This was seen in an Australian study (Couch 2017)


Couch (2017) suggests that . . .

Organisation as author

Format

(Abbreviation of organisation Year)


Abbreviation of organisation (Year)

Example

(NSW RDN 2021)


NSW RDN (2021)

Tips

  • List the authors names in the same order as they appear in the article.
  • Go to Getting started > In-text citation to view other examples such as multiple authors.

Reference list

Rule

Use the same capitalisation as the organisation uses for the name of a website.

Format

Author A or Name of Website (Year) Title of webpage, Name of Website, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example

NSW RDN (NSW Rural Doctors Network) (2021) Registration pathways - social workers, NSW RDN, accessed 20 January 2021. https://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/index.cfm?display=286432

Tips

  • For PDFs, link to the page that hosts the document eg. https://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/homelessness

Reference list

Format

Author A (Year) Title of document, Organisation Name or Name of Website, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example

ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) (2020) Combating scams summary report, accessed 22 January 2021. https://www.acma.gov.au/publications/2019-11/report/combating-scams-summary-report

Tips

  • Omit the site name when it is the same as the author.

Reference list

Format

Name of Page or Poster (Day Month Year) ‘Title or first 10 words of content of post ...’ [type of post], Page of Post, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example

Bevan H (15 March 2021) 'A global study of 26,000 people on engagement & resilience ... ' [Twitter], accessed 17 March 2021. https://twitter.com/HelenBevanTweet/status/1371151408347688961

Tips

  • For social media posts with no title, include the first 10 words of the content followed by an ellipsis instead

Reference list

Format

Author A (Day Month Year) ‘Title of article: subtitle of article’, Name of Blog, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example

Eddé D (6 November 2019) ‘If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up’, Verso blog, accessed 14 November 2019. https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4478-if-i-m-dreaming-don-t-wake-me-up

Tips

  • If there is no author, repeat Name of Blog as author

Reference list

Format

Author A (Day Month Year) ‘Re: Title of post: subtitle of post’ [blog comment], Name of Blog, accessed Day Month Year. URL

Example

Langan K (9 September 2020) 'Re: LitReview–Getting to structure, part one' [blog comment], Patter, accessed 18 January 2024. https://patthomson.net/2020/09/07/litreview-getting-to-structure-part-one/#comments

Tips

  • If there is no author, repeat Name of Blog as author